Skip to comments.Democrats Vote to Exclude Non-Union Construction Workers for Hurricane Sandy Work
Posted on 01/18/2013 7:56:13 AM PST by illiac
A bill that was authored by an Ironworkers union organizer to expand union-only Project Labor Agreementsto include Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstructionpassed the New Jersey Senate on Monday along party lines 23-13.
The Ironworkers union organizer who drafted the pro-union bill, Steven Sweeney, also happens to be the president of the New Jersey Senate and recently accused New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of praying for Hurricane Sandy to hit New Jersey.
As it turns out, though, unions must be counting their blessing with the New Jerseys Senate passage of S. 2425 which adds to an already-existing discriminatory PLA laws in New Jersey:
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Could be considered restraint of trade.
Contracts or combinations that tend, or are designed, to eliminate or stifle competition, create a Monopoly, artificially maintain prices, or otherwise hamper or obstruct the course of trade as it would be carried on if it were left to the control of natural economic forces.
As used in the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (15 U.S.C.A. § 1 et seq.), unreasonable restraints of trade are illegal per se and interfere with free competition in business and commercial transactions. Such restraint tends to restrict production, affect prices, or otherwise control the market to the detriment of purchasers or consumers of goods and services. A restraint of trade that is ordinarily reasonable can be rendered unreasonable if it is accompanied by a Specific Intent to achieve the equivalent of a forbidden restraint.
Question: Do you expect a court to look at what New Jersey just did and call that a "restraint of trade"?
I wouldn’t expect any court that has a sitting democrat appointee to do anything to uphold the Constitution or the laws when it concerns democrats and unions.
Having served as a volunteer for people ruined in hurricane disasters, I feel truly sorry for the people in need of recovery. It won’t happen with Northeastern unions in total control of labor. A shortage of overpriced labor is the last thing they need. It’s cruel. Rubbing rock salt in the wounds of desparate people.
All taxpayers MUST contribute to the DNC via compulsory unions if they expect help from the Feds with expenditures their OWN, contributed tax dollars.............