Skip to comments.Scott Walker to propose abolishing unions for federal workers - ABOLISH NLRB
Posted on 09/13/2015 11:44:51 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to focus Monday on weakening labor by proposing to abolish unions for federal workers, create a national "right-to-work law" and eliminate the National Labor Relations Board.
At a Las Vegas manufacturer, he also plans to call for requiring all unions to hold periodic votes so workers can decide whether they should continue to exist, according to his campaign. He will also cancel President Barack Obama's Labor Day order that federal contractors provide paid sick leave and work to end policies requiring some salaried workers to receive overtimesaying in some cases they should get time off instead.
"It's time to address the problems with collective bargaining in public service rather than tinker around the edges. As president, I will work with Congress to eliminate big-government,federal unions on behalf of the American taxpayer."
..In 2011, just weeks after he became governor, Walker proposed all but eliminating collective bargaining for most public workers in Wisconsin. That sparked massive protests and prompted Senate Democrats to leave the state for three weeks in an attempt to block the legislation.
Walker and Republican lawmakers overcame that opposition and put the measure now known as Act 10 into law. Their opponents tried to recall Walker from office, but he survived the effort, becoming the first governor in American history to win a recall election..
At construction equipment maker Xtreme Manufacturing in Las Vegas, Walker also plans to propose:
Ending the ability of unions to require government workers in some states to pay fees to unions.
Banning the federal government from withholding union fees from workers' paychecks if they go toward political activities.
Barring caps that would prevent employees from being rewarded for exceptional work..
Establishing protections for union whistleblowers to protect them from retaliation.
(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...
It appears that quite a few FReepers disagree with Gov Scott Walker's "attack" on public sector unions.
Some earlier posts and FReeper discussion:
I’ve been saying this for years. NO GOV UNIONS.
You are already working for the biggest union.
This would be a good thing. Walker is one of the few who understands that in order to defeat the left, they have to be defunded. Defunding them anywhere defunds them everywhere, and eliminating public unions would be a great way to eliminate their power.
>>>>>>>>>Walker is one of the few who understands that in order to defeat the left, they have to be defunded.<<<<<<<<<<
I propose a McMansion for every family, a Cadillac in every driveway and a minimum income of $100,000. Vote for my fantasy ideas...
“...Experts were taken aback by the scope of Walker’s proposals, which seek to undo decades of law and would gut the landmark National Relations Labor Act adopted in 1935 and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the height of the Great Depression.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Ann Hodges, a professor at the University of Richmond who has studied labor law for more than 40 years. “This will take the breath away from anyone who’s worked in labor relations for any length of time. ... It’s pretty draconian.”
Walker’s plan also calls for prohibiting automatic withdrawal of union dues to be used for political purposes and forbidding union organizers to access employees’ personal information, such as their phone numbers.
Lee Adler, a labor law expert at Cornell University, said Walker’s proposals would eliminate workers’ rights and make it more difficult for people to join the middle class.”
2nd Div. for President!
And I’ll make the Canadians pay for it...
"In one of his first clashes with the new Republican-dominated Congress over labor policy, President Obama vetoed a GOP-backed resolution Tuesday that would halt a National Labor Relations Board rule making it easier for workers to hold so-called ambush union-organizing elections.
It was Mr. Obamas second veto since Republicans took control of the Senate in January, following his rejection in February of a measure that would have expedited the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline...."
Sept 2, 2015: NLRB and Small Business: Tensions Heightened Under Obama
"The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has pushed for rules that critics argue have favored unions and targeted the small business community. The board's latest controversial decision came last week, in a ruling that makes employers liable for labor violations committed by business partners and contractors.
The Hill reported five other NLRB rulings that were decided during President Obama's tenure that were against the best interest of small business. Theres perhaps no labor board that has done more for organized labor than this one has, Michael Lotito, an employment and labor attorney, told the The Hill. The labor board has really put the wind back in the sails of unions, said Beth Milito, NFIB Senior Legal Counsel, according to The Hill....."
I hope that Gov Walker continues to do great things for the State of Wisconsin and works closely with President Cruz to spread his ideas throughout the entire Country.
How does this Adler moron qualify as an expert? Anyone with even a modicum of intelligence realizes that unionism (in all forms) is nothing less than slavery. As for the minimum wage, it's a freedom-denying form of indentured servitude.
This Republic soared to its highest peaks of productivity when unions (both public and private) were outlawed by sensible court rulings.
Alder is a go-to-guy flack for the Democrat/Union Bosses.
Gov Walker I am with you 110%
-—”a national “right-to-work law”
What’s that? Sounds like a left-wing idea.
Nobody has a “right” to job.
Other than that, Walker is right on.
Uh, its a bit of a misnomer, right-to-work means a right to be employed without mandatory union requirements.
Right-to-work provisions (either by law or by constitutional provision) exist in 25 U.S. states, mostly in the southern and western United States, but also including the midwestern states of Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Source
To the contrary! Right-to-work means one can enjoy the fruits of one's labor without compulsory union membership. In other words, one has a "right" to work free of lashes from the union slavemaster. Here's a map showing where Right to Work exists. In particular, the Solid South, America's most pro-God, pro-gun, pro-liberty region is solidly against union thuggery. Dixie is where liberty is cherished.
Whats that? Sounds like a left-wing idea.
Nobody has a right to job.
You need to brush up on your civics.
"Right to work" does not mean you have a right to a job. It means you have the right to take a freely offered job without having to join a union as a condition of employment.
'Rats oppose Right to Work because it throws a monkey wrench into community organizing efforts and depletes union funds which elect corrupt 'Rat candidates.
It can’t be said he didn’t save his best for last.
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