Here’s another case of local union cronies overstepping their bounds and outright defying the law. In a recent example of unions gone wild, non-profit Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Massachusetts SEIU Local 509 with the National Labor Relations Board Region One.
At issue, according to a report in Legal News Wire:
“‘SEIU organizers have lied to FHR staff in order to obtain signatures on union authorization cards by claiming to be fellow FHR employees who are merely conducting a “survey”, or advocating with a “petition” for more money at the State House,’ explains FHR President/CEO Joe Dziobek. ‘In reality, we believe our employees were being deceived into signing union authorization cards.’”
Apparently, Local 509 thinks it’s above the law, encouraging its organizers to make the rounds to FHR employee homes at outrageous hours. And, FHR ended up threatening to call police before Local 509 cronies would leave the group residential homes. Union organizers are desperate to gather signatures at any cost, going so far as to mislead FHR employees about their intentions.
It’s just another example of Big Labor overreach and an attempt to take away the rights of innocent workers. This is why it is so disturbing that NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce has stated he would keep his eye on “the prize,” including giving union organizers employee phone numbers and email addresses.
That’s why the Workforce Fairness Institute is supporting H.R. 3991, the Keeping Employees’ Emails & Phones Secure Act (KEEP Secure Act).