Skip to comments.NLRB to Force Businesses to Give Employee Information to Unions
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 Foundations 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...
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Unintended?! How Pollyanna-ish can you get? That is its main purpose - same as card-check.
The Twinkie presidency
“I want to fundamentally change America.” - Barak Obama.
Well, he is on his way. Garbage like this is just part of the takeover.
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”.
Two way streets - YAY
If mr. Union thug showed up at my door to harass me.....it would be mr. Union thug first and last wasted trip....
All consistent with soetoro’s push for national destruction.
DISMANTLE UNaccountable bureaucracies (socialist constructs). DEPOPULATE anti-freedom socialists/totalitarians from the body politic.
live - free - republic
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!
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.
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.
Pure unadulterated fascism.
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.
"Unintended"? Harassment is what Unions do best.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.)
Union Hack: “That’s a nice job you have there Mr. Smith, it would be shame if something happened to it.”
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.
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.