OBAMA'S NLRB CHANGES RULES TO PROTECT UNION ORGANIZERS

From the desk of Stephen Cabot: The acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a new rule to be implemented by the NLRB’s regional offices. It establishes procedures regarding employees who have been fired for aiding in union organizing campaigns. The new rule orders regional offices to file injunctions in federal courts that require employers to maintain the employment of union organizers who have committed unfair labor practices. The employers must do so until the cases are formally resolved, which could occur after organizing campaigns have proven successful. Once that has happened, it is highly unlikely that unions would permit such organizers to be terminated. The new rule is obviously intended to protect union organizers from the consequence of their aggressive tactics. Yet, the ruling does nothing to protect anti-union employees who may be victims of untoward behavior by aggressive organizers. Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, stated that “The NLRB Acting General Counsel’s one-sided dictate creates a double standard against employees who want nothing to do with a union.” This is one more effort by the Obama administration’s pro-union officials to find ways to implement the discredited, anti-corporate legislation known as “card check.”

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