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 »
Something Evil This Way Comes With Obama’s New Labor Secretary
Thanks to Mitch McConnell and his fellow Senate Republicans giving in
to Harry Reid’s “nuclear” threat last month, America’s employers–large and small–and their consultants and attorneys will be shocked when Obama’s new labor secretary Thomas Perez releases the Department of Labor’s proposed “persuader” regulations in November
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Union-Free America, Beware: Obama’s NLRB Is Locked, Loaded & Ready To Do Union Bosses’ Bidding
It is now official. Barack Obama’s union-dominated National Labor Relations Board is now up to its full anti-employer potential with AFL-CIO attorney Nancy Schiffer and union lawyer Kent Hirozawa being sworn in, along with union attorney Mark Pearce resuming his role as chairman. This is the first time the NLRB has had five sitting members since 2003, when Democrats began crippling George Bush’s NLRB in | Read More »
Missouri Voters May Get The Right To Vote For Employee Choice
With more than 91% of its workforce union free, Missouri is still one of those states that allow unions to have employees fired from their jobs for refusing to pay union dues. However, that could change.
According to Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, Missouri voters may soon get the chance to vote whether to give employees the right to decide for themselves whether or not to fund union bosses by putting so-called Right-to-Work legislation on the 2014 ballot.
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Despite ‘Fairness’ Pledge, Obama’s NLRB Picks Have Blatant Conflicts of Interest
Never mind the obvious fact that the National Labor Relations Board, above all, is supposed to
protect the rights of employees
from both employers and
from unions, there is something inherently wrong when a federal agency–let alone an “independent
” federal agency that is assigned with applying the law in a fair and impartial matter–becomes merely a tool for one side or another.
From Day One, this has been the paramount problem with Barack Obama’s picks for the National Labor Relations Board. The alleged “neutrality” with Obama’s NLRB has become something of a standing joke among employers dealing with union issues.
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The Fix Was In: Ousted NLRB Member Offered NLRB General Counsel Job A Day After Senate Deal
The Tuesday Senate deal cut by Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday to avoid the “nuclear option” just keeps getting better and better…for union bosses.
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Filibuster surrender? Republicans long ago surrendered to liberalism
Many Republicans are gnashing their teeth over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s compromise NLRB and other executive appointments settlement while under duress from Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” threat” to change filibuster rules. Once again establishment Republicans manage to divert conservative attention toward puny inside-the-beltway power struggle battles lest they focus their long-ago-agreed-to ceasefire in the war against modern Democratic Party liberalism that can never | Read More »
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Compromise, Senate GOP Style
Who could have predicted the outcome of the latest filibuster imbroglio in the Senate? Republicans paid the full ransom. What else is new? Once again, Mitch McConnell outsourced his leadership position to the McCain-Graham duo. He tapped them, along with Bob Corker and Roger Wicker – all from solid red states – to negotiate a compromise with Reid and Schumer over the filibuster and executive | Read More »
UPDATED: Senate Republicans Cave: Filibuster ‘Compromise’ Keeps NLRB Firmly Under Union Control
Well, the fix is in–and, frankly, it looks as though Senate Republicans have caved in on everything–and have little to show for it.
In their effort to “save” the filibuster, according to Politico, Senators John McCain (RINO-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) brokered a deal that gives Democrats nearly everything* they wanted.
In sum, here’s how it shakes out: Harry Reid gets to keep the threat of using the nuclear option at some later point. In exchange, the GOP gets to keep the pretense of having the ability to filibuster in return for caving in on five out of seven of Obama’s controversial appointments:
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Former NLRB Member Questions Harry Reid Turning Labor Board Into ‘Political Bureau’
As the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board continues and Harry Reid threaten to use the “nuclear option” if Obama doesn’t get his way, labor law professor John Raudabaugh, a NLRB member under George H.W. Bush shares his opinion:
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McConnell Signals A Cave As Hypocritical Harry Reid Takes U.S. Senate Closer To The Nuclear Brink
With a potential shutdown of their coveted National Labor Relations Board on the horizon, union bosses have convinced Harry Reid and his Democratic cohorts to use the nuclear option to either force Senate Republicans into a position of acquiescence or to shove Barack Obama’s NLRB nominees down Americans’ throats.
It appears the tactic may be having its desired effect on Senate Republican Mitch McConnell:
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Activists Need To Tell Dirty Harry, “Don’t Nuke The Senate For Union Bosses!”
According to reports, Harry Reid and his fellow Senate Democrats are looking more and more like they are going to push the nuclear option on behalf of unions bosses in order to confirm Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board nominees–including his two constitutionally-challenged “recess” appointments. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday signaled that the Senate remains headed toward a historic remake of its rules | Read More »
Obama’s Packing of NLRB Reminiscent of FDR
Way back in 1937, Democrat hero and Republican villain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, proposed the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill. Essentially, Roosevelt was having trouble getting the Supreme Court to rule his New Deal as constitutional so, being the “reformer” he was, he decided to pack the court by expanding it to as many as 15 justices. Of course as president, Roosevelt would then have the duty | Read More »