Union Briefs for Monday, March 18, 2013: VW & UAW conspiring to unionize Chattanooga plant?
In these United States, for the most part and despite union attempts to to the contrary*, workers still have the right to choose whether or not to be unionized.
However, in 2010, when Obama’s NLRB legitimized sweetheart unions and gave unions the ability to engage in behind-the-scenes negotiations with employers–even when they do not represent said employers’ employees–the NLRB set the stage to give unscrupulous unions access to unionize workers through the back-door..
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Obama’s NLRB Gets Smacked Down: District Court Rules Arizona’s Secret-Ballot Amendment Is Constitutional
You may recall back in 2010, when Barack Obama’s union-appointees at the National Labor Relations Board began showing their true union colors, voters in Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah passed secret-ballot amendments to their state constitutions as a preemptive measure to thwart the Obama Administration’s (and unions’) efforts to pass legislation calling for unionization without elections. As a result, the union-controlled NLRB threatened | Read More »
AFL-CIO Boss Discusses #OccupyWallSt, Alleged Communist Ties, Obama & Jobs
The following video is from C-Span and was taped on October 18th. During the 45-minute show, Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, discusses a myriad of topics and answers questions from callers. [See below for approximate timeline.] Program Start: OccupyWallStreet movement & unions’ role 1:40 – Trumka on #OWS: “We thought they’d try to marginalize us.” 2:15 – “I applaud them, we support them….A shining | Read More »
California’s Jerry Brown Shows Some Sanity With Card-Check Veto
It’s bad enough when the federal government forced a man-made drought in order to save a fresh-water sardine, costing farmers and farm workers their livelihoods. However, when the lunatic Left in California’s legislature passed SB104–an Orwellian bill to effectively strip California’s migrant farm workers of their right to a secret-ballot election–it seemed almost a fait accompli that liberal governor Jerry Brown (who granted farm workers the | Read More »
California Moving to Strip Secret Ballots from Farm Workers, Fine Employers
With the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act “basically dead” for now, union bosses are still finding ways to try to fill their coffers with new members any way they can. At the state level, since agricultural workers are excluded from the National Labor Relations Act, the United Farm Workers is using the farm worker exemption to its advantage—and counting on newly-elected Democrat Governor Jerry Brown | Read More »
Rep. John Kline & the Secret Ballot Protection Act
Congressman John Kline [R-MN] has been one of the House of Representatives’ most vocal opponents of SEIU’s labor board appointee, Craig Becker, as well as a vocal defender of workers’ right to choose by secret-ballot whether or not to become unionized. In that role, he has stood strong against union bosses as they have worked to strip workers right to a secret-ballot through passage of | Read More »
Sen. Murray Needs Reality Check On Card Check
With Washington’s unemployment rate hovering near 9%, workers and small businesses in the state need advocates in Congress who will stand with them as opposed to special interests promoting a job-killing agenda. But unfortunately, just the opposite is true in The Evergreen State. Senator Patty Murray has decided the union boss agenda supplants the concerns of employees and employers in her state. Murray supports radical | Read More »
Don’t Blink-Democrats Aren’t Done Killing Jobs Yet
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 | Read More »