Skip to comments.Trumka: Anti-labor board bill would gut worker protections, hurt economy
Posted on 09/12/2011 3:37:07 PM PDT by maggief
Worker protections would be gutted under a GOP bill expected to be voted on in the House this week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka charged Monday.
The labor chief said the legislation, which would curb the National Labor Relations Boards (NLRB) legal authority, was part of a concerted campaign to undermine the labor movement this year. Unions, which are traditional allies of the Democratic Party, have come under frequent attack in and outside Washington since the 2010 elections.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), would prohibit the NLRB from ordering a company to relocate its employment. It comes in response to the labor boards April 20 complaint against Boeing for allegedly retaliating against union workers a case that is ongoing and that Congress should leave alone, according to Trumka.
They have taken this thing completely out of context while we were still in the very early stages of the process for exactly what you said: for political reasons. I think the appropriate response is for Congress to stay out of the process until a decision is made, as the process requires, Trumka said on a conference call with reporters. Were telling them to vote against it because it is a bad bill. Its bad for the process. Its bad for the economy. Its bad for Boeing. Its bad for the workers.
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Restrict the NRLB’s legal authority? How about eliminating it outright? Where in the US Constitution does it say anything about the power to regulate employment? Is employment commerce? No, it’s not.
If I knew nothing else about it, just the fact that trumka is against it means it is a good step in the right direction.
You beat me to it!!!!
Whatever trumpka is against... is GOOD and is the right path... trumpka is straight from satan.