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Labor leaders pushing for ‘ambush’ elections
San Francisco Examiner ^ | November 23, 2011 | Examiner Editorial

Posted on 11/23/2011 10:25:13 AM PST by Navy Patriot

Leaders of the Service Employees International Union last week officially endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012. Endorsing a presidential candidate 11 months before the general election may seem a bit premature, but it’s not even the record for the earliest endorsements so far in this cycle.

The National Education Association endorsed Obama in July, 14 months before the voting. While these early endorsements highlight the fact that Big Labor’s leaders are cheerleaders (and paymasters) for the Democratic Party, at least voters will have plenty of time between now and next November to weigh all the facts, policy positions and records of the parties’ two eventual nominees.

But what if they didn’t? What if unions not only got to endorse candidates, but also schedule Election Day at a time of their choosing? What if they could also control what the opposing party could say during that election? Would that be fair? Well, it’s obviously a moot point in elections for public office, but Obama thinks it would be just dandy in union elections. His appointees on the National Labor Relations Board promise to make a final decision Nov. 30 on their proposed new regulations that would allow unions to force organizing elections in nonunion workplaces in as little as 10 days.

Currently, there is about a five-week window between when union organizers petition the NLRB to conduct a secret-ballot election and when the vote actually happens. That time between announcement and vote allows both sides abundant opportunities to make their case, so workers can cast informed ballots on whether to form a union. But the problem for Big Labor is that informed workers are increasingly choosing to keep their freedom....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; thug; union
More Marxist union thuggery and election fixing.
1 posted on 11/23/2011 10:25:19 AM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

14 months to survive before we exorcise these turds out of power.


2 posted on 11/23/2011 10:28:11 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Navy Patriot

“Endorsing a presidential candidate 11 months before the general election may seem a bit premature?”...

Ah, hell no! It’s going to take that much time to get all the bribes, ballot tampering and voter intimidation rolling!


3 posted on 11/23/2011 10:30:08 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Navy Patriot

How did July 2011 become 14 months before the election? Are we going to vote in September 2012?


4 posted on 11/23/2011 12:01:13 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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