Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Steve Peters Commentary - #2869 - The Union Controlled NLRB Strikes Again! - Redstate (2) Red, Blue or......Union - (3) Fed Up With the Fed - Real Clear Politics

Before going into the another, fairly-recent example of a union-run bureaucracy run amok, let’s review some of President Obama’s union-controlled NLRB’s actions to date:

  • Prosecuting an employer for opting to open a non-union assembly plant
  • Suing states whose voters prefer secret ballots over card check
  • Finding an employer guilty of unfair labor practices for not letting off-duty workers of a contractor on to the employer’s property
  • Giving unions the okay to let their union supporters threaten non-union supporters with physical violence
  • Moving to humiliate employers, as well as giving unions access to employees and property
  • Considering forcing all NLRA-covered employers to post notices telling employee how to unionize
  • Contemplating letting unions unionize workers into micro-unions
  • Undermining union-free employees by giving unions (and employers) the right to negotiate “sweetheart deals” (before the union represents said employees) in exchange for unionizing employees.  Read more......  SP:   The scarlet union label hurts not only the companies they infest, but our country's competitiveness in the world economy. The only way the unions can continue to exist is by a liberal government rigging the system in their favor. A hard look at the numbers show how their membership has been on the wane for decades, except for government employees.
Red, Blue or......Union - - The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the administration that pledged unity among the states is now dividing them into union friends and foes.  In his keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Senate candidate Barack Obama uttered the line there are no red or blue states, but only the United States.  According to Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue, that catchy depiction of national unity has lost all meaning in the wake of the administration's war, waged through the National Labor Relations Board, against right-to-work states and Boeing Co., which wants to expand into one.  Speaking last Wednesday at a Chamber summit on the future of aviation, Donohue accused the administration of rewarding its political base at the expense of economic growth, once again interfering in the free market by trying to force a private company to make its product only in a unionized state.  Read more......

Fed Up With the Fed - Real Clear Politics  -   When people in Washington start creating fancy new phrases, instead of using plain English, you know they are doing something they don't want us to understand.  It was an act of war when we started bombing Libya. But the administration chose to call it "kinetic military action." When the Federal Reserve System started creating hundreds of billions of dollars out of thin air, they called it "quantitative easing" of the money supply. When that didn't work, they created more money and called it "quantitative easing 2" or "QE2," instead of saying: "We are going to print more dollars-- and hope it works this time." But there is already plenty of money sitting around idle in banks and businesses.  The policies of this administration make it risky to lend money, with Washington politicians coming up with one reason after another why borrowers shouldn't have to pay it back when it is due, or perhaps not pay it all back at all. That's called "loan modification" or various other fancy names for welching on debts. Is it surprising that lenders have become reluctant to lend?  Read more..........

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