In what may have been a just a mere not-so-innocent attempt at using Google to lure in new members for their union bosses, the allegedly "independent" National Labor Relations Board has created more questions about its practices than it probably would care to answer. Nevertheless, the questions do need answering.
Then, on Friday, when the NLRB quickly discontinued the ads, asserting the ads were free to the government agency, it gave the appearance that there may, in fact, be something more to this simple example of a biased agency run amok.
It soon became evident that more than just a few us had noticed the stench of impropriety given off by the NLRB's actions.
On Friday, Rep. John Kline [R-MN], Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. issued the following letter to former union attorney and current NLRB Chairman Wilma Liebman.
Given that private-sector employees have the right to join a union, as well as not to join a union, the NLRB's function is supposed to be one in which it represents the interests of all employees—even those 93.1 percent of Americans who do not belong to, not do they wish to "start a union." For an agency to openly shill for union bosses takes away any semblance of credibility the agency has.
Rep. Kline is right to request the information from the NLRB. Hopefully, he and his committee will get straight information and honest answers.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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