Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NLRB to Force Businesses to Give Employee Information to Unions
Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2012 | Tony Lee

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:45:50 AM PST by iowamark

President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering a rule that would force private businesses to turn over their workers' personal information -- such as phone numbers, email addresses, and work schedules -- to union organizers.

While this rule would be intended to make it easier for union bosses to organize workers at businesses that do not have a union presence, it would also have the unintended effect of making workers vulnerable to harassment.

The Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk argued this will allow union organizers to bother workers even after the worker tells an organizer "no" by bombarding them with phone calls, emails, and visits to their home.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has already said unions would demand card-check legislation from Obama during his second term. Card-check would essentially end secret ballot elections and force workers to vote on whether or not to join a union in front of their colleagues and union bosses, making them more susceptible to peer pressure, harassment, and intimidation...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nlrb; unions
Links at the source.
1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:45:53 AM PST by iowamark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: iowamark
"... it would also have the unintended effect of making workers vulnerable to harassment."

Unintended?! How Pollyanna-ish can you get? That is its main purpose - same as card-check.

2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:50:13 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

The Twinkie presidency


3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:52:01 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
so much for privacy...
4 posted on 11/17/2012 6:52:24 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

“I want to fundamentally change America.” - Barak Obama.

Well, he is on his way. Garbage like this is just part of the takeover.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 6:52:51 AM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

As another Freeper posted on a different thread “twinkies can survive and stay fresh for decades and theoretically even survive a nuclear war, but they cannot survive the unions”.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 6:53:33 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
Hmmm, OK, in total fairness, we want all union and non-union members to have ALL the personal information on the organizers, their bosses and the union leadership - you know, so you can legally petition them and have access to the decision making process...

Two way streets - YAY

7 posted on 11/17/2012 6:53:47 AM PST by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

If mr. Union thug showed up at my door to harass me.....it would be mr. Union thug first and last wasted trip....


8 posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:54 AM PST by Popman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

All consistent with soetoro’s push for national destruction.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 7:01:57 AM PST by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

DISMANTLE UNaccountable bureaucracies (socialist constructs). DEPOPULATE anti-freedom socialists/totalitarians from the body politic.

live - free - republic


10 posted on 11/17/2012 7:04:59 AM PST by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
This, along with card check, will allow the unions to unionize any business merely by signing the names given to them to a petition to unionize.

No need to interact with the employees at all.

Just file the paperwork, and the union dues for the Democrat campaign finance slush fund come rolling in!

11 posted on 11/17/2012 7:06:34 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has already said unions would demand card-check legislation from Obama during his second term. Card-check would essentially end secret ballot elections and force workers to vote on whether or not to join a union in front of their colleagues and union bosses, making them more susceptible to peer pressure, harassment, and intimidation ...

The irony here is that Obama couldn't even deliver "card-check legislation" when the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. The story behind this was very interesting, for those who weren't following it at the time.

The card-check legislation died in the U.S. Senate back in 2009, thanks to the pressure brought by Patty Murray -- a ranking Democratic labor committee member. More accurately, I should say that FedEx chairman Fred Smith played the biggest role in keeping the law from getting passed in the Senate. FedEx signed a contract in early 2009 with Boeing to produce 30 new cargo aircraft for FedEx. The contract had an interesting provision under which FedEx had the option of canceling all or part of the order if the Federal card-check legislation was passed, since FedEx rightly believed that it would be a prime target (along with Wal-Mart) of union organizers and they anticipated losing business if their labor expenses increased.

Boeing -- which employs thousands of workers at manufacturing facilities in the State of Washington, made sure Patty Murray kept this bill from ever seeing the light of day.

This is one of those cases where it really helps to have unprincipled hacks in government who are willing to sell out to the highest bidders.

12 posted on 11/17/2012 7:09:59 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

The unions are going to go after healthcare in a big way by targeting doctors, nurses, support staff. Most doctors opposed 0-care, but as employees, many will become convinced that a union is necessary for higher wages and better working conditions. Providers will realize that they have quite a bit of leverage in a union over hospital administrators.
For the most part, you can’t ship healthcare offshore. As the government healthcare under 0-care and consolidation of the industry accelerates, hospitals and insurance companies will be ripe for the picking. Just think of the lost productivity, reduced access and low quality that will ensue.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 7:14:03 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

Pure unadulterated fascism.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 7:14:03 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

My company doesn’t know either my present telephone number or my e-mail address and I’ve worked there for 43 years. They do have my address.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 7:14:03 AM PST by Starstruck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
While this rule would be intended to make it easier for union bosses to organize workers at businesses that do not have a union presence, it would also have the unintended effect of making workers vulnerable to harassment.

"Unintended"? Harassment is what Unions do best.

16 posted on 11/17/2012 7:21:48 AM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grumpygresh
It's not easy to ship health care offshore, but it's very easy to ship it -- at least non-emergency care -- from one state to another. In the scenario you've presented, we'd likely end up with burgeoning health care industries springing up in right-to-work states.

This isn't a new thing, either. Someone told me a story years ago about a patient who had to undergo heart surgery in a major city in the Northeastern U.S. After running the numbers, his insurance company offered him a deal: instead of having the surgery done in the Northeast, they paid him and his wife to spend a couple of months down in Texas at the Debakey Institute for the surgery and recuperation (widely recognized as one of the top medical centers in the U.S. for heart issues). It was actually cheaper for the insurance company to do this than to pay the cost of the procedure near his home.

Take that story and replicate it several million times a year, and you've got a disaster for the medical profession and major hospitals all over "closed shop" union states if organized labor every tries to get into these places.

17 posted on 11/17/2012 7:26:43 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

Company employees will be surprised to find they’ve “already” voted the next time they get in line to vote.

“That’s correct Mr. Smith, our records indicate that you’ve already voted in this election. Now, please step aside or I will have to call security.”


18 posted on 11/17/2012 7:44:19 AM PST by moovova
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

go ahead, try to convince me this country isn’t being controlled by the mafia, elections aren’t stolen and most politicians and judges across this nation aren’t part of it all


19 posted on 11/17/2012 8:14:43 AM PST by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grumpygresh

That is the exact reason unions have been pushing for government run healthcare for years, to increase their membership. I worked for a union (in a neutral position) and when I asked them why are they pushing for healthcare when their members already had the best paid for by taxpayers that’s the answer I got.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 8:23:48 AM PST by Rusty0604
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Alberta's Child

One idea being floated is to change federal labor laws to prevent states from being right to work states. The unions are pushing for those changes.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 8:30:29 AM PST by Bob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

They have no legal authority to do that.

If these union thugs have your information, you’ve just been subjected to the likelihood of violence against you. (Unions don’t know any other way.)


22 posted on 11/17/2012 9:00:05 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
Companies should just RESIST. It is time - this county will not be recognizable by 2016, and all the morons will be sitting around saying “What happened”?
23 posted on 11/17/2012 9:11:27 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

Union Hack: “That’s a nice job you have there Mr. Smith, it would be shame if something happened to it.”


24 posted on 11/17/2012 10:42:48 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bob
Oh, that's brilliant. Then the unions will successfully chase every job to "right-to-work" countries.
25 posted on 11/17/2012 10:53:53 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck

As a business owner who has about 275 employees its a scary thing to know that a card check program could kill my 108 year old business. I was told by my Father who fought the teamsters back in 1973 and won the strike against our company to just close it if it ever got reorganized by the unions again. Today at age 88 years of age he holds the same point of view.

Obama will destroy the family and small business person in America. I have never wanted to sell our business but it might be time to do so. Why worry about 275 employees and their families when I just have to worry about my 8 members of my family.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 11:50:11 AM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Alberta's Child; Rusty0604

Right to work state plus no state 0-care exchange would be the best place for medicine to flourish now. The differences could be amazing. Then if such a state, like TX, enacted some legislation requiring menu pricing, we could see a very competitive, high quality and productive healthcare market emerge in that state. Doctors, wealthier patients, and businesses would relocate to take advantage of better conditions.


27 posted on 11/17/2012 3:44:21 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks iowamark.
28 posted on 11/22/2012 11:37:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson