Sunday, June 6, 2010

EFCA may be "dead" in Congress, but unions are running the NLRB

According to U.S. Representative Phil Roe (R-TN), the job destroying and hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act is "dead" this year.
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe says legislation that would make it easier for unions to organize in the workplace is dead in Congress.


Roe, R-Tenn., recently told human resources professionals at the Kingsport’s MeadowView Marriott that the “Employee Free Choice Act” won’t come back up in this congressional session.


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“Unless the Senate acted on it, (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi said she would not bring it to the House floor,” Roe told those attending a labor and employment seminar put on by the Kingsport-based Hunter, Smith and Davis law firm. “It won’t be back. ... You will not see that in this Congress. It’s deader than a doornail.”

While this is certainly good news (Scott Brown helped confirm this months ago), the other shoe is dropping over at the National Labor Relations Board, where unions control the government agency like a pitbull's jaws on a chihuahua's throat.

Since SEIU-appointee Craig Becker and union attorney Mark Pearce were seated alongside former Teamster attorney (and current NLRB Chairman) Wilma Liebman, the agency has become to unions what the KGB was to the Kremlin.  And, it's only going to get worse in the months and years ahead.

Already, the NLRB has begun using press releases to tout union "wins," while seemingly ignoring rulings against unions (like this one).

With the General Counsel, Republican-appointee Ron Meisberg resigning two months before his term expires and the last Republican-appointee leaving in August, the union-controlled NLRB will have carte blanche ability to run roughshod over America's union-free workers and their employers.

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