A federal judge gets it. So, what’s up with the U.S. Senate?
Yesterday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled the National Labor Relations Board’s attempt to force “ambush elections” on America’s workplaces is illegal. Yet, a handful of prominent Senators are still siding with Big Labor and against workers.
Will this decision prompt them to finally say the ambush rule would result in division, discord and disharmony in workplaces?
Under the NLRB rule, unions could force an election in as few as 10 days, dramatically undercutting the time employers and workers would have to respond or make their case. Monday’s ruling finally gives workers and employers a short reprieve from the full-scale union boss assault on their rights.
Those who support fair unionization elections are working in Congress to ensure the NLRB can never enact this rule again. However, Big Labor’s allies on Capitol Hill are fighting hard to stop any attempt to undermine the NLRB’s forced unionization agenda.
Senators like Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana have backed the union boss agenda by voting in favor of ambush elections in the U.S. Senate. And former Gov. Tim Kaine, who is running for the Senate from Virginia, won’t state his position.
Do they believe that a unionization election can be fairly conducted in only 10 days?
Perhaps, for them, it’s just a simple matter of not wanting to bite the hand that feeds you. They don’t want to stand with employees and employers because it would offend the union bosses who have promised to provide generous funds for their campaigns this year.
Is this the type of political courage you want in the U.S. Senate?