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How much does Mitt Romney care about ethical violations by his advisers? (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
Mitt Romney still has no comment on the fact that one of his labor advisers, Peter Schaumber, allegedly received leaks from a National Labor Relations Board member, and the AFL-CIO is calling on him to remove Schaumber from his campaign.

A report from the NLRB's inspector general found that current board member Terence Flynn passed confidential information to two former NLRB members, including Peter Schaumber. That information mostly benefited Schaumber's private business as he represented clients with cases before the labor board, but may also have helped fuel Mitt Romney's attacks on it.

Having been a member of the NLRB, Schaumber absolutely knows what is supposed to remain confidential and what constitutes a breach—he knew his actions in taking Flynn's information were unethical. This man is one of the chairs of Romney's Labor Policy Advisory Group, in a campaign in which Romney's attacks on unions and the National Labor Relations Board and calls for major labor law overhauls in favor of corporations have repeatedly taken center stage.

Is Mitt Romney's war on the National Labor Relations Board so extreme that he welcomes someone on his campaign who knowingly participated in leaks of confidential information about the board? If Romney values basic ethical standards, he needs to renounce Schaumber's actions and remove him from his campaign position.

Add your name to the petition calling on Romney to fire Peter Schaumber and condemn his ethics violations.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 09:12 AM PDT.

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