AFL-CIO calls on Rom­ney to dis­miss la­bor ad­viser

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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.

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