We’ve long said that the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board is undermining both employer and employee rights. Regardless of the current scuffle over Boeing, the most shameful aspect of the NLRB’s doing union’s bidding is the manner in which the NLRB is undermining the very employee rights it was purportedly established to protect.
- For a listing of examples where the NLRB has undermined employer and employee rights, go here.
Yesterday, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hypocritically called out Republicans for politicizing the NLRB, he let something slip that only a few caught—that is, according to Reid, the NLRB exists as a ‘check and balance on employers and employees alike.’
Via The Hill:
“The Founders created a system of checks and balances — three branches of government, for example, and two chambers of the Congress — precisely because they anticipated these passions,” Reid said on the Senate floor.
“Long after that system was created, a new independent federal agency was created in the same spirit of checks and balances,” said Reid. “That agency is the National Labor Relations Board, and it acts as a check on employers and employees alike.”
And, that is the whole crux of the problem: The NLRB is not supposed to be a check on employee rights.
Employers and unions, yes—but not employees.
Harry Reid has become so indebted to his union masters that he doesn’t even get the fact that he just told America that the NLRB is biased for unions and against employees and job creators.
While one could possibly try to excuse Reid’s statement as a slip of the tongue, the problem is: He was reading from prepared remarks.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776