The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is attempting to force through a rule that was struck down in 2012. It will require all employers to turn over employee phone numbers and email addresses of their workers to union bosses. It will also consolidate appeals of union votes into a single post-election process, and allow for the electronic filing of union election petitions.
This will give free rein to union bosses who want to bully employees into joining the union. It also allows a company to be unionized easily.
Unions say they are streamlining the process but business leaders say it will allow “ambush elections” that won’t give employers enough time to talk to employees about whether to choose a union.
The proposed rule will appear on the Federal Register on Thursday.
In 2011, Mr. Obama pushed through two recess appointments to the NLRB when the Congress was not in recess. That has been appealed and will be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. It will undoubtedly be found unconstitutional. It doesn’t matter, however, because Harry Reid, having invoked the nuclear option, has made it impossible for the Senate minority – Republicans – to have a voice in who is selected to the Board. All appointments to the NLRB are rubber-stamped by the Democrats.
The only reason the rule was struck down by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg last time is because only two members voted on it.
Business leaders and Republicans plan to forcefully fight the rule.
The NLRB is one more agency that Obama has politicized and all pretense of objectivity has been removed. The NLRB is in the pocket of the unions as is the Democratic party.
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