Monthly Archives: July 2012

NLRB Bites The Dust Again Over Ambush Election Rule

Workers and business owners can rest a little easier knowing that the threat of union bosses springing an election on them in their workplace isn’t going to happen any time soon. But let’s be clear, the threat remains and Big Labor will stop at nothing. Continue reading

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How Much Did NLRB Member Know About Labor Crime Wave?

NLRB member Richard Griffin, whose appointment to the board bypassed the Senate through a recess appointment (even though the Senate was not in recess), is the former chief counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). During his time at IUOE, a variety of union members were convicted of crimes ranging from tax evasion, connections to the mob, embezzlement, forgery and fraud. Continue reading

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WFI Urges House Subcommittee To Stop Micro-Unions

“Micro-unions only serve the interests of one constituency, union bosses. They hurt workers and businesses, and result in division, discord and disharmony in American workplaces,” said Fred Wszolek, spokesperson for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI). Continue reading

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Obama’s Labor Board Continues To Undermine Workers & Businesses

The same National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) that brought you micro-unions is issuing decision after decision, which while not necessarily fully precedent-setting is moving Board law in such a way as to undermine the legitimate rights of employees and employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act). Last week’s decisions provided two good examples. Continue reading

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Wszolek: Micro-Unions Don’t Instill Confidence Or Certainty

Unfortunately though, the White House has decided against standing with workers and small businesses and instead, has sided with labor bosses desperately seeking “payback.” After having invested half a billion dollars in President Obama’s election in 2008, union bosses have demanded gifts in return for their political contributions. And the problem has only grown worse with the November election upon us and labor bosses slated to contribute nearly 500 million dollars more, for a grand total of one billion. Continue reading

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