After Volkswagen Loss, UAW Bosses Turn To Bovine Excrement Manufacturing
Ever since the majority of Volkswagen’s employees in Chattanooga rejected the United Auto Workers in February, Detroit-based UAW bosses have appeared more than a little desperate in their claims that the their loss was due to “outside influences.” Now, they seem more interested in having a “show trial” for the media than focusing on the real reasons for their loss. This is aside from the | Read More »
An Achille’s Heel Amidst The NLRB’s Rationale In Ruling College Football Players Can Unionize
Notwithstanding the fact that the decision may be appealed and, as well, open the door to other college athletes maintaining that they too should be permitted to unionize, on Wednesday, the Chicago region of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern University are eligible to unionize since they are, according to the NLRB, “employees” under the Act. While this ruling only | Read More »
Reefer Madness: Obama’s NLRB Has Gone To Pot
Based on the last 60 years of union decline, it is easy for one to conclude that America’s union movement has been going to pot for many, many years. However, whether due to sheer desperation or perhaps due to its current leadership having come of age during the 1960s, unions have taken a keen interest in unionizing a budding industry—that of the marijuana industry. In | Read More »
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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