March 1, 2013
CAN’T WE SEQUESTER THEM? FOIA finds two NLRB lawyers making way over $100k, not doing any government work.
Among much else, the ALG found, according to its NetRightDaily web site, two NLRB attorneys making far in excess of $100,000. But they aren’t working for the NLRB, they are working on “official time” for the federal employee union that represents the board’s workers.
“These are employees whose official job is to handle internal NLRB union activities exclusively, rather than carrying out any of the NLRB’s official responsibilities,” NetRightDaily’s Brad Tidwell.
“Bert Pearlston, General Attorney (Labor) for the NLRB, made $141,726.00 per year, and Steven Sloper, Labor Management Relations Examiner made $116,240.00. With the national median salary at $40,300 and unemployment of 7.9%, jobs like these would be highly sought in the private sector,” Tidwell said.
Other NLRB employees are also paid official time for part-time work on union matters, for an amount totalling in excess of $510,000, according to Tidwell, who also found that NLRB is the federal agency with the highest per-capita use of official time among all federal departments and agencies.
Color me unsurprised.