Obama Criminalizes Non-Union Work

Yet another job-killing collective bargaining cram-down
On the one hand, the NLRB’s proposal to ‘streamline’ union elections is meant to make it easier for unions to unionize employers in the least amount of time with the least amount of resistance, while giving union organizers access to employee telephone numbers and e-mail addresses and drastically curtailing employers’ ability to appeal NLRB decisions.

However, on the other hand, in an effort to broaden the definition of “union busting,” it is the Department of Labor’s proposal to redefine the term ‘persuader’ that will force many unsuspecting businesses, associations, and “consultants” (i.e., lawyers, human resource consultants, PR firms, and others, as well as seminar attendees and providers) to report their fee arrangements to the federal government—or face jail time and/or fines for failing to do so.

Here’s a quick summary:

According to the Department of Labor, you might be union busting if …
  • You give (or attend) a seminar that provides information on how to communicate with employees about their Section Seven Rights or collective bargaining
  • You conduct (or purchase) an employee attitude survey
  • You produce (or purchase) a website, a video, other multi-media presentation, or communication of any sort that educates employees about unions
  • You develop personnel policies
  • You establish or facilitate employee committees
  • You provide (or purchase) information about a labor organization (i.e., constitution, bylaws, etc.)
(from laborunionreport @ redstate.com)

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