Skip to comments.NLRB Chairmanís Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence
Posted on 09/24/2011 10:36:19 PM PDT by Nachum
NLRB Chairmans Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence
A little over a month ago, in a case that drew national attention, a man was targeted at his home, shot and injured, all because he dared to run union free business. Now, in Buffalo, New York, a case involving outrageous allegations of labor-racketeering and union violence aimed at non-union construction workers and company owners is proceeding through the judicial process. Its outcome, however, may have wide-ranging ramifications on a national level.
Forget for a moment that a man was stabbed in the throat, hot coffee thrown on non-union workers, sand put into gas tanks and a woman threatened with sexual assault. Forget the fact that the judge presiding over the federal racketeering case against Operating Engineers, Local 22, in Buffalo, NY ultimately rejected the AFL-CIOs attempt to file a amicus brief, the sheer fact that the national AFL-CIO even attempted to intervene speaks volumes:
Were not condoning the allegations or arguing that union officials are completely immune from prosecution, said Jonathan D. Newman, a lawyer for the AFL-CIO. Instead, we simply want to make sure that the [federal law] is not interpreted in a way that could have a chilling effect on legitimate union activity.
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Let's not confuse making the goddamned criminals chill in jail, with creating an inappropriate chilling effect.
If unions really feel their perceived power lies in “civil disobedience” (or worse) lurking just below the surface, then this kind of chilling is worse to them than a cross to a vampire. It would be a great day when Congress passes, and the president signs, legislation that flat out bans the threat of crime by unions. Enmons had a loophole in it. Time to close that loophole tighter than a bass drum tuned to high C.
Some interesting insights into the Federal backing of Marxist thuggery HERE:
Well, Obergruppenfuhrer Hoffa has instructed his jackbooted brownshirts to start taking Americans out. I guess it’s “legitimate” if the Obergruppenfuhrer gives the order.
If the goonion thugs are devolving to the point of stabbing, shooting and assualting others, make them "chill" in the morgue.
Another great site here, from the Cato Institute. The whole long PDF is worth the download for further reference. It explains an enormous amount. And we thought we were living in America!
Great article. It exposed the AFLCIO as legally corrupt, as well as morally corrupt.
If someone shot up an electrical transformer to the point that it leaked oil (PCBs), or drained oils (again PCBs) from a transformer, that would be a federal crime as PCBs are deadly chemicals under certain circumstances and have been outlawed for use in transformers and other electrical items for years.
Unfortunately the 1977 shooting came before PCBs were put on the hazardous materials list. The earlier Supreme Court decision (probably the Warren Court) has got to be one of the stupidest and most incompetent decisions of all time.
I hope that a new law has been passed to bypass it.
What happens when the Enmon decision meets the Castle Doctrine?
Please explain to me what “Legitimate Union Activies” might be?
Pushing, yelling, and intimidation? (not all unions are like this...)
“He needed killin’” ???