By: Fred Wszolek 10/24/2012 04:25 PM
Big Labor and its partisans at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) regularly tout “workers’ rights,” but the only right they support is the right of workers to favor unionization. If workers want to oppose the union or oust it, the Board stands in their way.
This is the high price our nation and its workers pay when a highly partisan, pro-union Board – the most extreme and one-sided in history – is put in place by an administration that has been corrupted by the political contributions of union bosses.
Last week, the Obama Board blocked efforts by nurses at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, for a vote to oust their union, a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Although the nurses filed their election petition in 2009, the NLRB waited three and a half years to affirm the dubious decision of a regional director who ordered the election held in abeyance because three unfair labor practices committed in 2005 and 2006 “could affect the employees’ ability to exercise a free choice.” The effect was to continue to deny the nurses an election they have sought for almost four years.
The Board’s decision is unsupported by the facts and the law and is an outrageous display of contempt for workers’ rights. To Read More……