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“Since 1975,” a study of union violence says, there has been “more than 9,000 reports of union violence.” With that in mind, wouldn’t it scare you if you were told that your name and address would be made public knowledge if you were hired as a temporary or replacement worker during a union strike? If you had any sense you sure would.(full story at emergingcorruption.com)
Well, now that is exactly what the Obama administration wants to do. Obama’s Department of Labor wants to make a new rule that businesses must disclose the names and addresses of individuals that are hired during strikes to replace unionized workers, whether permanently or temporarily.
With the long, long history of murder, property damage, beatings, and general harassment that unions have engaged in since unions came to this nation, the idea of having a worker’s name and address released to these union thugs so that unions can create hit lists of employees to attack is unconscionable.
Obama plans to put the property, family, and the very lives of thousands of workers in danger just so he can again give a big payoff to Big Labor.
This month the DOL has a public comment period on a 160 page rule change and tucked into that new rule is a section that will require staffing agencies to file with the government when they supply temp workers to businesses experiencing strikes, walkouts, or slow downs initiated by unions.
The new rule seems to also require that the people these temp agencies hire to also file their names and addresses with the DOL via a new form they would have to fill out. (See Labor Union Report for a copy of the form in question and for more technical info on this rule.)
Americans for Limited Government (ALG) today released a poll conducted by the polling company™, inc./WomanTrend showing 64 percent of registered voters favor candidates that support removing the quasi-judicial powers from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).(cross posted from netrightdaily.com)
“The results show that the more voters find out about the NLRB, and its powers to act as prosecutor, judge and jury against private companies at the behest of big labor, the more they oppose it,” ALG President Bill Wilson said.
Substantial majorities believe that the agency, founded in 1935, is antiquated (62 percent), has too much power “to officiate legal proceedings over private U.S. companies in its own court system” (66 percent) and to play “the roles of investigator, prosecutor, and judge in each of the cases that come before it” (63 percent), and opposed the Board’s “power to dictate where, that is in which states, companies can locate their places of work or production facilities” (72 percent).
The NLRB has come under increasing scrutiny due to its decision barring Boeing from setting up a manufacturing facility in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, but Wilson said the agency’s history of abuses went back to its inception.
Those include the controversial NLRB v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. (1939) decision that a company could not fire workers that staged sit-down strikes, and the BE & K Construction Co. v. NLRB (2002) decision that a company could not sue a union that was attempting to organize its employees, as noted in a recent Investor’s Business Daily oped by Rep. Austin Scott (R-SC).
Both decisions had to be overturned by the Supreme Court.
Rep. Scott is expected to unveil legislation today that will rein in the agency’s quasi-judicial powers, a bill that Wilson called “the most comprehensive effort in 75 years to rein in the one-sided decisions of an agency singularly designed to issue rulings in favor of labor unions.”
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b: H. G. Wells (1866), Cass Sunstein (1954); d: Annie Besant (1933), Artur Phleps (1944)