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Posted on 08/29/2011 12:14:49 PM PDT by John Semmens
Unions abilities to organize and carry out their political objectives are hampered by the fact that current labor laws protect their employees from the unions bosses abuses. That is, as employers of persons, unions are subject to the same rules that apply to other employers. Obamas Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, is drafting new regulations that would exempt unions from the standards applied to other employers.
These regulations hem-in the latitude of management by restricting what they can do when dealing with their employees, Solis said. While these regulations are necessary to protect workers from employer abuses, they are inappropriate when the employer is a union. By definition, a union is the friend of the employee. There is no need for the government to impose itself between a union boss and his employee. If the employee of a union thinks hes being treated unfairly he can simply look for another job. After all, its a free country. No one is forced to work for any particular employer.
This would be funny: Unionize union employees and have them demand their rights!
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