AFL-CIO calls on Romney to dismiss labor adviser
The AFL-CIO on Monday called for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to dismiss a campaign labor adviser linked to an ethics investigation at the National Labor Relations Board.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Peter Schaumber, a former Republican member of the NLRB, used his connections to obtain inside information from a current board member.
Mr. Schaumber has not been accused of wrongdoing. But a report last week from the agency’s inspector general found that current board member Terence Flynn violated ethics rules by leaking details of internal board deliberations to Mr. Schaumber and others.
The inspector general’s report has been referred to the Justice Department for further investigation.
A Romney campaign spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Mr.