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Rule change favors unions at airlines, railroads (makes union organizing easier - Payback.)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/10 | Sam Hananel - ap

Posted on 05/10/2010 1:32:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a major victory for organized labor, unions will have an easier time signing up airline and railroad workers after the Obama administration Monday changed a 76-year-old rule on union elections.

The change is the most significant so far in a string of White House moves designed to boost unions, which are struggling to reverse years of decline in membership.

The new rule, announced by the three-member National Mediation Board, would recognize a union if a simple majority of workers who cast ballots approve organizing. The previous rule required a majority of the entire work force to favor unionizing. That meant workers choosing not to vote at all were effectively counted as "no" votes.

Airlines that fought the change say it will lead to more labor disputes that could disrupt commerce and increase delays in an industry already reeling from recession, higher fuel costs and stepped-up security measures.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: airlines; biglabor; obama; organizing; railroads; unions
Just changes to the rules after 76 years.. 76 years.

Payback .. and survival.

The Obama Regime.

1 posted on 05/10/2010 1:32:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Can we change the rules after 4 years? I can see November from my house.


2 posted on 05/10/2010 1:35:14 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Nachum

ping


3 posted on 05/10/2010 1:36:46 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Californians: Ck out Lydia Gutierrez - lydiaforkids2010.com)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Can we change the rules after 4 years?

NO! That would be reactionary and counter-progressive and unprecedented!!!

When Republicans overturn law, it's heresy! You see??

4 posted on 05/10/2010 1:39:20 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Three thugs vote and puff a union.


5 posted on 05/10/2010 1:47:27 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: Domangart

2 to 1 vote, the Republican chairwoman voted No, she’s a bush appointee..


6 posted on 05/10/2010 1:48:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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7 posted on 05/10/2010 1:54:02 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Domangart

Basically, if they don’t invite the people that they KNOW are going to vote “no” to the union, they can still get the union by simply having those present vote “yes.”

Kind of like the last one at the meeting is given all the work - well you should have been on time!

You get a union, well you should have voted no! But I didn’t know a vote was happening, oh well - congratulations, we are now going to start taking union dues out of your paycheck!


8 posted on 05/10/2010 2:14:36 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: NormsRevenge

So a minority of workers can force the majority to be members of a union.

This is a breathtaking assault on the long established rights of workers and employers.

This is government sponsored tyranny.


9 posted on 05/10/2010 2:16:07 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Give no quarter to rats or rinos.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I'm talking about all over. This is sooooo easy to scam. You won't know when there was a vote.
10 posted on 05/10/2010 2:17:24 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: Jacquerie

“This is a breathtaking assault on the long established rights of workers and employers.”

Yes it is and the Wimp Party won’t do a thing about it.


11 posted on 05/10/2010 2:29:04 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

This horrible action was taken by another unelected, Scotus approved, unconstitutional bureaucracy called the National Mediation Board.

There is nothing the GOP can do about it until President Christie is inaugurated in 2013.


12 posted on 05/10/2010 2:49:47 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Give no quarter to rats or rinos.)
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To: NormsRevenge

would recognize a union if a simple majority of workers who cast ballots approve organizing.

Parse that phrase VERY CAREFULLY! This is essentially what was done to those child care workers in Michigan. They sent out ballots to several thousand people which probably looked like disposable junk mail. Only a few hundred responded (the union activists who were told to look out for it) Since a simple majority of those responding voted yes, they are all now in a union.


13 posted on 05/10/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NormsRevenge
This is just what happened in Michigan when a new Union, "Child Care Providers Together Michigan" of Child Day Care providers was created by a compliant state government working with the AFL-CIO. A majority vote from 6000 union publicized ballots FORCED Unionization and UNION DUES upon a community of 40,000 providers. Now Michigan EXTRACTS the Union Dues from the state reimbursements and funnels these monies to this 'independent' union!
14 posted on 05/10/2010 3:08:45 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Loud Mime; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
Thanks Loud Mime

The list, ping

15 posted on 05/10/2010 3:09:27 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Hey Buckeye, you beat me by two minutes! Congrats! On the other-hand I did include the links for any who wanted to get to the original sources!


16 posted on 05/10/2010 3:17:41 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
after the Obama administration Monday changed a 76-year-old rule on union elections

17 posted on 05/10/2010 3:21:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SES1066

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18 posted on 05/10/2010 3:24:48 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: NormsRevenge
Airlines that fought the change say it will lead to more labor disputes that could disrupt commerce and increase delays in an industry already reeling from recession, higher fuel costs and stepped-up security measures

Setting up more conflict and opening the door for Nationalization of the transportation industry..Bet on it.

19 posted on 05/10/2010 4:46:14 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Jacquerie
This is government sponsored tyranny in action.
20 posted on 05/10/2010 7:24:57 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: NormsRevenge

Insanity.

They can build all the protected classes they want but it will just kill revenue streams faster.

It will expand their class of thug but after a while they will realize there is no more they can extort.


21 posted on 05/10/2010 10:46:49 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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