“Today’s vote is a step in the right direction toward giving more men and women a fair vote in the workplace to help rebalance our economy and rebuild the middle class,” said Kimberly Freeman Brown, executive director of American Rights at Work, a Big Labor advocacy group funded by leftist billionaire George Soros. “Cutting back on the excessive delays and litigation that plague the current system will be good for employers, employees and taxpayers who foot the bill.”
But the radicals of the modern American labor movement have no interest in helping workers or the so-called middle class.
These leftists talk a good game about democracy, but they don’t support it in the unionization process. Desperate to boost the anemic ranks of union members in the private sector, they support the thuggish “card check” method. Currently workers vote in a federally supervised secret-ballot election, but under card check, if more than 50 percent of employees at a particular facility sign a card, the government certifies the union without a proper vote. Union goons would be free to intimidate workers into signing the cards, which is just fine by organized labor (and President Obama).
Labor leaders would be delighted if the NLRB would simply abolish secret ballots outright by administrative fiat. The NLRB is obliging them by doing so incrementally.
Of course NLRB’s resident labor fascist, Craig Becker, whose recess appointment from President Obama expires at the end of this year, voted in favor of the motion. Becker advocates a strange, authoritarian version of syndicalism in which no one would have the right not to join a union; individuals would only get to choose which union to join. Becker believes employers should have no role in the unionization process.
It is not yet clear when the NLRB will hold a vote on finalizing the rule.
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