Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Protect workers from union bosses--It's time to pass the Secret Ballot Protection Act
Posted on 01/17/2011 5:16:48 PM PST by jazusamo
Labor unions can't persuade Congress to destroy workplace voting rights, but their Obama-appointed lackeys at the National Labor Relations Board do their dirty work anyway. Twice in the past six weeks, the NLRB has sided with union bosses over ordinary workers, smothering the ideal of secret elections.
On Friday, the NLRB threatened to sue four states whose voters recently passed referendums guaranteeing the right to secret-ballot elections for union organizing. The NLRB says the new laws in Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah would deny unions a second method of organizing allowed by federal law, namely by showing "majority support by signed authorization cards or other means." In practice, these "other means" could well include sending teams of bullies to individual workers to "persuade" them to sign cards requesting representation by a particular union.
The NLRB argues that the 1935 National Labor Relations Act - which allows an employer to "voluntarily recognize" unions formed by that method - "pre-empts" state laws saying otherwise. Legal battles over federal pre-emption have snarled federal courts in recent years, but the Obama administration has a curious record on the subject. When a federal law would pre-empt plaintiffs lawyers from big-money suits, the administration sides with the lawyers against federal power; when federal law would pre-empt a state's voters from democratically choosing labor or immigration laws, the administration sides with federal power, against the voters. Either way, the White House sides with its powerful allies, no matter what voters desire.
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It’s time for every worker in all four of those states to file a class action against the bass turds at the NRLB. It’s OUR turn to sue!
If you can impose a union with a simple card check, then you should be able to decertify one the same way.
Exactly! Can you just hear union thugs and Dem lackeys scream if that was the case? LOL!
“Its time for every worker in all four of those states to file a class action against the bass turds at the NRLB. Its OUR turn to sue!”
It is time for every voter in every state with a union to vote for right to work. It is our money that pays for their vacations, accumulated sick days and pensions.
That would work - but you would still have the open intimidation factor