Skip to comments.Rule change favors unions at airlines, railroads (makes union organizing easier - Payback.)
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.
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Payback .. and survival.
The Obama Regime.
Can we change the rules after 4 years? I can see November from my house.
NO! That would be reactionary and counter-progressive and unprecedented!!!
When Republicans overturn law, it's heresy! You see??
Three thugs vote and puff a union.
2 to 1 vote, the Republican chairwoman voted No, she’s a bush appointee..
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!
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.
“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.
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.
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.
The list, ping
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!
after the Obama administration Monday changed a 76-year-old rule on union elections
Setting up more conflict and opening the door for Nationalization of the transportation industry..Bet on it.
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.