Obama’s NLRB Does UAW’s Bidding In Chattanooga
You’re not really shocked by this, are you?
In a rather unsurprising announcement last week, the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel–which is headed by the former general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Richard Griffin–chose to dismiss VW employees’ allegations that the United Auto Workers and VW, through its German union, had violated the rights of VW’s employees in Chattanooga.
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Is It Hubris Or…? Undemocratic and dysfunctional Machinists’ union blames Amazon for employees’ rejection
Whether it is extreme hubris or blatantly deceptive spin, the International Association of Machinists does not seem to realize that, over the last several months, the union has done a number of things sully its own reputation in the minds of its members—as well as the general public—which is likely costing it potential new members.
On Tuesday, a group of 27 Amazon workers employed by the company in Delaware overwhelmingly rejected representation by the Machinists in an NLRB-supervised election by 21-6.
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The Noel Canning Case
In a previous entry, I outlined the arguments in the case of NLRB vs. Noel Canning Company. To rehash, the company here lost a decision before the National Labor Relations Board. Upon appeal to the District Court of Appeals in DC, they won their case arguing that the decision could not stand since the composition of the NLRB was unconstitutional. Specifically, they argued and won | Read More »
Union-Bought Architect of Card Check, Democrat George Miller Announces Retirement
After 40 years as a Washington politician, California Democrat Congressman George Miller has announced he is retiring.
Miller, a staunch ally of today’s union bosses (and large recipient of union contributions) was one of the main architects of the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act–a bill sought by union bosses to effectively eliminate workers’ right to vote in a secret-ballot election for or against unionization.
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The UAW At VW: A Desperate Old Dog Tries A Very Old (And Illegal) Trick
As outgoing United Auto Workers’ President Bob King tries to do everything within his power to unionize the American workers of German-based Volkswagen, the tactics used on VW employees have already been the subject of unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, as the UAW states its goal to be more cooperative and to “partner” with VW and its | Read More »
After Waging Campaign Of Violence & Terror, Three Union Thugs Plead Guilty To Extortion
Members of an Operating Engineers local union represented by National Labor Relations Board chairman Mark Pearce’s former law firm
have pled guilty to violating the Hobbs Act
The charges against the men included violence, sabotage, threats, intimidation and extortion against their victims–all of whom were non-union contractors or their employees.
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UFCW Hypocrisy On Display (Again): Two Unions Fight Over Unionizing UFCW Workers…
One week before the United Food & Commercial Workers and its allies protested retailers on Black Friday, a petition was filed at the National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in Baltimore to hold a secret-ballot election. In one of life’s rich ironies, the employer listed on the November 22nd petition was the United Food & Commercial Workers. It seems that one week before the UFCW | Read More »
Poor Performers: Obama’s NLRB Employees Give Their Agency Leaders Barely Passing Grades
When it comes to workplace satisfaction, the employees within President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board don’t seem too thrilled with their leaders at the agency.
Every year, the National Labor Relations Board surveys its employees regarding their views on their work at the agency.
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A Lesson In U.S. Labor Law & How The UAW Is Lying Its Way Into The South With VW’s Help
Notwithstanding the fact that the next boss of Germany’s largest union, IG Metall, just seemingly compared the U.S. South to North Korea, and after chasing companies out of the North and Midwest, unions have long had their sights set on getting their grip on the Southern States–and the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee may be where they hope the fall of the South begins.
The United Auto Workers, Volkswagen and its union, IGMetall, are misleading the VW employees in Tennessee about U.S. labor law and it’s about time the employees there learned the truth:
Under U.S. labor law, workers have the right to represent themselves–individually or collectively–without having a union like the UAW.
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Obama’s Kangaroo Court Now In Session: Senate confirms another union lawyer as NLRB prosecutor
Ever since July, when Republicans caved in to Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” threat, GOP resistance to Barack Obama’s appointments to agencies like the National Labor Relations Board (as well as others) has been virtually non-existent. A day after Sen. Lindsey Graham’s empty threat to block appointments until his questions about Benghazi were answered, the Senate voted to confirm controversial union lawyer Richard Griffin as the | Read More »
Anti-UAW Workers File NLRB Charges Over VW’s Pro-Union Coercion
Four Volkwagen employees opposed to being unionized by the United Auto Workers in Tennessee have filed an unfair labor practice charge against Volkswagen management for coercing them into accepting union representation. According to a National Right to Work Foundation press release: The charge comes after senior VW management in Germany stated, according to recent media reports, that for any expanded production to be considered in | Read More »
VW’s German Union May Be Violating U.S. Labor Laws. Will Obama’s NLRB Do Anything About It?
With Volkswagen employees delivering an anti-UAW petition
to management last Friday, the big battle over the UAW’s do-or-die efforts to unionize VW’s employees in Chattanooga, Tennessee is heating up.
Although VW employees have filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board over the UAW’s deceptive card-signing tactics, it remains to be seen whether Barack Obama’s union appointees at the NLRB will address any union-related violations of VW employees’ rights.
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Government Shutdown Gives Union-Free America Temporary Reprieve From Union Assaults
For the vast majority of America’s private-sector workplaces, the nearly week-old government shutdown has provided a welcome, but temporary reprieve from assaults by unions accustomed to using Obama’s pro-union National Labor Relations Board. A notice on the NLRB’s website explains the effects the shutdown is having on the NLRB: The National Labor Relations Board is currently closed due to a lapse in appropriated funds… Only | Read More »
Thought Longshoremen, AFL-CIO Obamacare-split was a good sign? Not
Labor unions, public and private, have been as loyal as any faction of the Democratic Party; so it seemed a good omen for future repeal or de-funding when the Obamacare-supporting AFL-CIO lost 40,000 ILWU members over that support. But then we discover that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are only upset that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t grant their particular union a tax-waiver and | Read More »
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Were a majority of VW’s American workers coerced and threatened into signing UAW cards?
With its future hinging on unionizing the American factories of foreign automakers, the United Auto Workers has been desperately courting Volkwagen’s 2700 employees in Tennessee since 2011. According to news reports on Wednesday, a majority of Volkswagen AG’s employees in Chattanooga have signed union authorization cards indicating the desire “to join VW’s Global Works Council and supporting cooperative and collaborative relations with the company.” The | Read More »