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June 23, 2011

Obama stacking the deck for unions

Topics: Political News and commentaries

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As the NY Post makes clear, with the 2012 election season already under way and Barack Obama's poll numbers continuing to sink, Team Obama is desperately trying to shore up his labor-union base, courtesy of the never-before but now heavily radicalized National Labor Relations Board:

Since taking office, Obama has packed the NLRB with veteran union activists, like Craig Becker, previously the SEIU's top lawyer and associate general counsel of the AFL-CIO.

That's led to one-sided pro-union decisions like the one trying to block Boeing from opening a new plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, saying it constitutes illegal punishment of union workers in Washington state.

The NLRB -- founded in 1935 as an independent arbiter of labor-management disputes -- has effectively become an arm of Big Labor.

Now the board has issued one of its most blatantly union-friendly decisions yet -- rewriting the rules for unionization elections in a way that cripples employers' right to mount a counter-organizing campaign.

The new rules shorten the period for elections to as little as 10 days and limits employers' (but not unions') right to conduct a campaign. In fact, unions can start a campaign long before an actual certification petition is filed; employers are effectively limited to the period starting with the filing of that petition.

Keep reading, it gets worse.

As for why Obama is so dead-set on stacking the deck for the unions and against private business, the answer can be narrowed down to just two things - Barack Obama's radical leftist ideology and payback to unions for their financial and GOTV support in elections, both of which should give all 'other than left-of-center' Americans ample reason to make sure Barack Obama is a one term president.

Related:
Private emails detail Obama admin involvement in cutting non-union worker pensions post-GM bailout
President Obama and the Boeing Fiasco.
Obama administration favored union worker pensions in GM bailout, Republicans say

Posted by Richard at June 23, 2011 7:31 AM



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