New NLRB Rule Shows Pro-Union Tilt

Aug 26, 2011

Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), for the first time in the agency's history, issued a rule requiring businesses to post notices explaining employees' rights to unionize.

OpenMarket.org's Ivan Osorio explains:

While the posting of a notice is hardly assured to send a flood of new members into union ranks, the new notice rule clearly fits into a pattern of pro-union activism by the NLRB — including proposals to shorten election periods and to allow unions to organize by remote electronic voting (essentially electronic card check), as well as the Board’s campaign against Boeing for opening a factory in a right to work state.

This is part of the NLRB's continuing pattern of tipping the scales in favor of unions. Randy Johnson, the Chamber's senior vice president for Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits, told the New York Times, "This is one more initiative among those we expect to be coming out over the next month that are essentially gifts to organized labor."

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