Monthly Archives: June 2012

WFI Letter to Senators Calling for Traditional Standard for Determining a Collective Bargaining Unit

Workforce Fairness Institute wrote to Senators, including Senator Isakson, asking them to “restore the traditional standard for determining a collective bargaining unit.” The formation of micro-unions would result in an undue proliferation of units in workplaces and dramatically increase an … Continue reading

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Micro-Unions Threaten American Employers

The formation of micro-unions would result in an undue proliferation of units in workplaces, which is a detriment to both employees and employers. It will dramatically increase a business owner’s labor relations costs, and produce unrest and workplace disputes as different unions representing varying employees will seek distinctive pay structures and benefit packages. Continue reading

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Private Sector is not Fine Thanks to Continued NLRB Ambush & Micro-unions

Despite President Obama’s talking points, it seems all is not fine in the private sector. Recently, Obama’s rogue NLRB concocted more schemes targeting businesses and hindering job creation. In it’s latest ambush on American business, the NLRB instituted a new … Continue reading

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Senate Appropriators Must Protect The Workplace

The only beneficiary for such a misguided standard is union bosses who want easy access to an employer because they are unable to convince a majority of the employer’s workers to vote for the union. With access, labor organizers can more easily and less expensively organize the balance of employees. Continue reading

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Missourians Ask McCaskill To Take Stand On “Micro-Unions”

NLRB Policy Harms Job Creation In Show Me State The Coalition to Protect Missouri Jobs (CPMOJ) today held an event highlighting the negative impact that “micro-unions” can have on job growth and asked Senator Claire McCaskill to take a stand … Continue reading

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‘Micro-Union’ Activity Has State Business Leaders Concerned

‘Micro-Union’ Activity Has State Business Leaders Concerned Rory Brock June 13, 2012 Talk Business A late 2011 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) now allows for “micro-union” formation, a move opposed by business groups that warn the decision … Continue reading

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Micro-Unions Remain Big Problem For America’s Employers

Job creators are badly in need of certainty as they work, which includes relief from the proliferation of these micro-units, which would result in greater unemployment and business closures at the worst possible time.[16] Therefore, the vote to prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars in the formation of micro-unions in private sector workplaces will serve as a real test for members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Their vote on this matter will be defining among employers in their states. Continue reading

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Labor Bosses Lose Another Major Political Contest, Waste Worker Dues

Recently, the board’s “ambush election” rule was struck down by a federal judge[7], while its Specialty Healthcare decision cleared the way for a micro-union to be formed at a Bergdorf Goodman store in New York where women’s shoes associates on two separate floors were allowed to form a collective bargaining unit.[8]

Clearly, with unemployment over eight percent for 40 consecutive months[9] and anemic job creation in May, the American people are focused on the economy and they understand unelected government bureaucrats issuing regulations will only negatively impact employees and employers at the worst possible time. Continue reading

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