While the Obama Administration takes its victory lap with the Democrats and their Union buddies over the job-killing Financial Reform bill they just passed, a host of other initiatives that would give special favors to Unions are waiting in the wings for the right time to be brought up for consideration. I say special favors because, unbeknownst to most of us, Unions made out like bandits today in the FinReg bill.
Another union-favoring job killer waiting in the shadows is the Employee Free Choice Act (in committee for now, waiting until enough votes can be bought by the leadership), which puts hundreds of thousands of jobs at immediate risk. Kentucky, for example, sitting at 10.5% unemployment and climbing, can NOT afford to lose even MORE jobs to such nonsense. A new video is up, courtesy of theWorkforce Fairness Institute and theCoalition to Protect Kentucky Jobs:
EFCA will allow Unions to strong arm their way into a business, force a vote on whether to be recognized, and have access to each ballot so they can single out those who would dare defy them. Worse, still, is that once a Union gets past the ballot, they'll have the power to remove the right of the employer to demand an additional, separate, ballot and they'll be able to force employers into binding arbitration and collective bargaining. And for the icing on the cake, the FED (read the NLRB and Craig Becker) will be granted the power to increase penalties on employers who discriminate against workers for union involvement...and, yeah-they get to define what that means on a case by case basis...with a little help from the Shop Stewards.
From the CPKJ Website:
“There is nothing free about the so-called Employee ‘Free’ Choice Act. EFCA would cost Kentucky jobs and hinder our economic recovery by forcing small businesses to close or move overseas. This is no time for the federal government to enact policies that destroy jobs,” said Scott Jennings, state director of the Coalition to Protect Kentucky Jobs (CPKJ). “Those seeking federal office in Kentucky owe citizens an explanation of whether they stand with Kentucky’s workers or Big Labor bosses. Job creation is the top issue facing our state and this legislation would cause Kentucky to lose even more jobs than it already has.”
More States should be following suit and making the Candidates out there looking to be elected in November speak up - on the record - about where THEY stand on this. If they favor it, they should be sent packing.