Skip to comments.U.S. Plans to Sue 4 States Over Laws Requiring Secret Ballots for Unionizing
Posted on 01/14/2011 6:58:22 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
The National Labor Relations Board announced on Friday that it planned to sue Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah in an effort to invalidate recently approved state constitutional amendments that prohibit private sector workers from choosing a union through a process known as card check.
The labor board asserts that the amendments conflict with federal laws and are pre-empted by those laws.
The state amendments were promoted by various conservative groups concerned that Congressional Democrats and President Obama would enact legislation allowing unions to insist on using card check, in which an employer recognizes a union as soon as a majority of workers sign pro-union cards. That method makes it possible for employees to unionize without elections. But Congressional Republicans blocked such legislation.
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I think the 10th amendment trumps the Federal labor laws
10th Amendment doesn’t exist in Obamaland.
Card Check = Creeping Communism
Mom! Eric pooped in his diaper again!
Card Check via the courts....
They want to unionize everyone. forcibly.
easier to control and never ending funds for the left and Democrats
If anyone doesn’t think that we are in a war for the life of this Republic then they are either totally deaf dumb and blind or just off the last rocket from Mars.
wait until state federal political elections are run this way. votes will be collected by union thugs and LEO unions
This is the best news. The more they push the more frightened Americans become. Even union members value liberty and privacy.
They just keep pushing the mushy middle over to our side. This bodes well for 2012.
We live in interesting times.
And what part of the constitution permits this?
Outrage, Defund the NLRB.
Gee, the DOJ has me convinced that secret ballot elections are downright unfair!! In fact, no election should have secret ballots. After all, doesn’t the government have a overriding interest in who I vote for in presidential and congressional elections. Who knows, in my ignorance I might even vote for the wrong candidate.
This Republic is stone cold dead. The only question is whether it can be rebirthed again.
Add 4 more states that Obama can write off in 12
Meanwhile, some idiot republicans are planning to sit next to rats during the state of the union.
Arizona now holds the record for being sued by the piggies in the District of Corruption. Woot!!!!! Let’s see. They sued us over the illegal aliens and now they are going to sue over their whinyass, commie union thugs. Just don’t get no better than that. I’m proud to be an Arizonan.
In the 2008 election cycle, labor unions reported spending nearly $80 million on independent broadcast advertising, mail and internal advocacy to help elect or defeat federal candidates.
Center for Responsive Politics
Ummm. I’m a monthly donor. I haven’t gotten around to asking somebody to put my name on the list.
Dear leader is starting to think he is Hugo Chavez. Go States, Go!
That's what I was wondering. Maybe they're gonna "deem" the card check bill passed like they did with health care.
When exactly did card check become federal law?
If I was an Arizona state legislator, there would be a secession bill in the hopper on Monday.
Yeah, unions made Detroit (and Gary, and East St. Louis, etc.) look post-apocalyptic. Yeah, that’s it. Let’s go with that.
You are 100% correct...and, time is running out fast.
The Supreme Court will be tied up for years sorting out the mess this administration is making.
Bring it On!
This union BS will not stand.
Even in the Constitution it is mandated that Federal ballots be submitted in privacy!
The Founders knew of the pressures that could be bought by intimidation.
(Jane, sign this card or your red Corolla, in E12, will have spiked tires!)
Not a bad idea. They should bring that crime car stuff to union GM parking lots. Bring a new Accord and record away.
Something doesn’t seem right here.
These (state) laws were put into place to preempt Card Check. But Card Check never became (Federal) law. Since Card Check is not (Federal) law, how can these (state) laws contradict it?
I guess the Feds argument is that it [Card Check] would have pre-empted state law if it had been passed ... And, since the Feds want to pass it, they have deemed it passed ... And, consequently, it [although non-existant] pre-empts existing state law ...
How's that grab ya ???
It’s moot till Congress legislates differently (or tries to).
What is up with the federal govt suing the states on matters? Is there lots of precedent for this or is it something inventing by the Obama White House??? I’ve never heard of it happening before?
Be prepared for wake up to flat tires if you don’t vote union.
So all these four (4) states need to do is establish themselves as Right to Work states and dilute the unions.
North Carolina DemocRATS my have wet dreams about unionizing this state but, at present, that is all they are, just dreams, despite the Norma Rae syndrome that exists in the large metropolitan areas. The hinterlands are staunchly anti-union.
I truly believe that secession by force was not the way to go...states should have sued to go. I would support such a suit were it to arise in Florida.
IMO, just as one cannot be held liable for the crimes of their parents, a state cannot be held to abide by an agreement to join a federal union (don’t confuse my argument with any call for a revolution or insurrection because it is not) as individuals in these states have a right to current self determination unbound by agreements of the long ago dead.
He doesn’t have a chance in any of those states anyway.
> Defund the NLRB.
NLRB = National Labor RACKETS Board
They want the bosses looking over the workers shoulders when they vote.....the union bosses.
This is morally wrong. shame on the NLRB
I’d like to see Texas do it.
How did you vote to return RINO McCain to the Senate in view of such a statewide Conservative mindset.
McCain and his friends just had a lot more money than we did. He also had his friends in the “media” on on the left. He also had a lot of friends on the right who bashed J.D. 24/7, 364 (Sec. of DHS lingo). I guess J.D. was the wrong guy to run against McCain since J.D. was pretty much trashed the same way here on this board. Even my very rightwing BIL voted against J.D. He watches too much local news I guess. Maybe we’ll have better luck next time with someone else. I voted J.D. in primary. I didn’t vote for a Senate candidate in the primary. That one stayed blank.
Great info. Thanks.
Yep, here is another government agency on my short list for defunding . . . the NLRB.
could someone spell this out for me with a hypothetical scenario? i have never been in a union so I don’t understand the underlying vibes on both sides.
say for example my workplace wants to unionize, and secret ballots are outlawed for whatever reason (i don’t understand this logic but let’s continue).
i vote ‘yes’ then i risk retaliation from management if the union is not certified, right?
i vote ‘no’ then i risk retaliation from union-sympathizing coworkers or other members of the union my workplace is trying to join, right?
If that had been done in 1861, things would be very different. I doubt it could be done today since I can't think of anyone in the US today who can write like Jefferson; who is as driven and committed as Adams; or who could hold an insurrectionary army of ordinary people together like Washington.