Skip to comments.After Consistently Losing Elections, Unions Ask Feds for Help (Unions Want Bailout.)
Posted on 01/06/2011 10:30:50 AM PST by 92nina
...Of the three agencies charged with administering different facets of labor-employer relations, none has been more blatantly pro-union than the NMB over the past two years. Founded in 1934, the National Mediation Board is charged with overseeing labor-management disputes in the railroad and airline industries. The three member boardcurrently comprised of two former union officials and a Bush holdovershowed its true colors soon after its members were assembled. In its first major decision, the NMB ruled that transportation unions only needed to receive a majority of votes cast as oppose to a majority of all workers votes for the union to be certified.
From the unions perspective, transportation workers are ideal union members. Workers are required to pay union dues if they want to keep their jobright to work laws are not applicable to this industry. Compounding workers problems, once a transportation union is elected it is virtually impossible to get rid of union representation. It is so difficult under the NMBs rules that it has never been done in a group with more than 1000 employees. Coupled together, these policies make transportation workers a golden goose for unionsworkers have to pony up hard earned cash, indefinitely...
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