If Obama and the Left had their way, every worker would be forced to join a union.
That’s why he vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have slowed down the unions’ strong-arming of employees to join unions.
The rules proposed by Republicans would shorten the period between a union filing a petition to represent workers and an election, from the current median of 38 days to as little as 14 days. In other words, Obama doesn’t want to give companies enough time to combat union intimidation tactics.
But that’s not the worst of it.
In an effort to allow employee intimidation, employers would be required to share workers’ names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses with unions.
The National Labor Relations Board adopted the rules last year and they are set to take effect April 14. The Senate and House of Representatives, voting along party lines, approved a resolution this month that would have stopped enactment of the rules.
Obama, as part of a union payback, vetoed the measure, making it easier for workers to unionize.
“Unions historically have been at the forefront of establishing things like the 40-hour work week, the weekend, child labor laws, fair benefits and decent wages,” Obama said at a press conference.
Unions have also been the most discriminatory groups against blacks in America.
The labor board still faces court challenges in Washington, D.C. and Texas over the new process from business groups who say it violates the National Labor Relations Act by not giving employers enough time to prepare for elections.
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Rep. John Kline, a Minnesota Republican and chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, said in a statement that the new process would only help unions.
“With his veto, the president has endorsed an ambush election rule that will stifle employer free speech, cripple worker free choice, and jeopardize the privacy of working families,” Kline said.
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