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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Does Obama want to kill Right to Work with the NLRB in Violation of Taft Hartley?

Since 1947, states have been allowed to vote for Right to Work but today we only have 22 states who have passed Right to Work. What does that say about the power of unions in the Democrat blue states that a vote doesn't even come up for the people of the state to vote in recent years.  Now the NLRB at the request of Obama is flexing its muscle to say that Boeing is not allowed to move manufacturing to South Carolina a Right to Work state from Washington State, a Union State.  Does that mean the Obama Administration was to violate the Taft Hartley Act of 1947?

State laws permitted by section 14(b) of the Taft Hartley Act of 1947 that provide in general that employees are not required to join a union as a condition of getting or retaining a job.

Right-to-work laws forbid unions and employers to enter into agreements requiring employees to join a union and pay dues and fees to it in order to get or keep a job. Twenty-one states, mostly in the South and West, have right-to-work laws.
Oklahoma became the last Right to Work state on September 25, 2001, after a vote of the people. The right of the people to vote on Right to Work was due to our current Governor Mary Fallin.  As Lt Governor she took over the gavel in the Senate to break the logjam of the Democrats stifling the right of the people to vote. The Democrats had shut off the electricity to the Senate chamber but that didn't stop Mary and others from getting the Right to Work bill passed to put it on a ballot in a special election.

The money and union thugs from out of state poured into our state at an alarming rate. The Clintons were part of the management of the group trying to defeat Right to Work. Over 90% of the donations to the Right to Work side came from within Oklahoma while over 90% of the donations to its defeat came from outside of Oklahoma. The ads on the TV against Right to Work were so full of lies that almost anyone could see through them. The day of the election the out of state thugs were in some areas but not in ours -- our Sheriff at the time would have arrested them on the spot if they did anything outside the law so they stayed away from our County. With all the poll watchers and lawyers ready to come in at a moments notice, we won the battle to make Oklahoma a Right to Work state.

Now the union people here keep putting out that Right to Work didn't bring jobs to Oklahoma. Tell that to the people who have been hired by Boeing with all the jobs they have transferred into Oklahoma to be closer to the depot at Tinker AFB or other companies that have brought jobs to the State. We have airplane hangars that have been built at the Tinker AFB Mall from various companies to repair aircraft right here in Oklahoma instead of in other states.

Is the NLRB going to be at our doorstep next? EPA has a lousy track record against Oklahoma with our Senators so bring on the NLRB to go toe to toe with Senators Inhofe and Coburn. My money is on our two Senators.

Has the fact Oklahoma is a Right to Work state affected campaign donations to Democrats by the unions? Absolutely! The passage of Right to Work in September 2001 along with term limits passed in the early 90's by voters led to the House being taken over by the Republicans in 2004 and for the first time in history Republican control of the Senate in 2010 in spite of ACORN trying to steal two Senate seats. Now Republicans for the first time in history also control all statewide offices as well with the 2010 elections.

The tactics of union leaders is legendary starting with the Longshoreman in NY with support of the Mafia. Now word comes the union thug tactics has struck the town of Costa Mesa in Orange County, CA. Here is the latest on that situation where a union thug leader intercepted emails to find out what the opposition (city council) was doing:

VIDEO: AFL-CIO Leader Admits To ‘Intercepting’ Emails In Dispute With Costa Mesa City Council Bernardino ”GATE”


Berardino”GATE” – Enter Nick Berardino, the AFL-CIO’s General Manager of the Orange County Employees Union; the stereotypical “thug” that speaks of his Italian heritage and jokes about showing up at Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh’s home’s when upset with him, “and I don’t want to go there to deliver cannoli and a little bit of wine.” Mr. Berardino it seems, not only likes to joke about these physical taunts but apparently likes to “intercept” other people’s email in an effort to know all the covert moves of his opponents. Also on the video below Art Pulaski, an Officer with the California Labor Federation, says “I have seen the memos from the leaders of Costa Mesa to the leaders of Orange County and beyond.” It appears Nick the thug and Art keep in communication.

Costa Mesa like many municipalities in America are going through difficult fiscal times and hard decisions by elected officials must be made to prevent insolvency. What the citizens of Costa Mesa don’t need, and I dare say, the city workers of Costa Mesa don’t need, is Nick Berardino and Art Pulaski doing things that would make Nixon blush.

When asked about the “intercepted” emails comment made on video, Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer said, “Someone gave me a copy of the video and I immediately gave it to the Orange County District Attorney’s office for investigation. People have a right to privacy that we need to ensure is not being violated here.”

My guess is the next move of the Democrat Party/Union (let’s face it they are the same entity now) is to call in THE PLUMBERS. Maybe they should flush Nick Berardino out of the system first.

Excerpt: Read More at TrevorLoudon.com
It gets pretty bad when the unions feel so threatened that they take on a city council with thug tactics. When are more states going to follow the lead of the 22 Right to Work states and give the people a chance to vote on Right to Work?

You cannot argue with the facts:

A recent study by the staff of Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., pointed to some revealing data: Between 1993 and 2009, right-to-work states created jobs twice as fast as states where forced unionism is permitted, and enjoyed 10 percent faster growth in personal income. Right-to-work states account for only 40 percent of the U.S. population but hosted 60 percent of the nation's new businesses during that same period.

Such data contrasts mightily with facts like this: Unions spent $400 million to elect President Obama and Democrats in 2008 largely because of promises to use the federal government to restore labor to its former position of strength. The centerpiece of that effort was card check, which would have abolished secret ballots in workplace representation elections, but it failed in Congress.

So now the Obama campaign to rescue dying unions is focused on the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB, which is run by Obama appointees, has filed a complaint against Boeing Aircraft Co. for expanding its manufacturing operations into DeMint's right-to-work state. Obama is only trying to help his union campaign donors -- as usual -- but this effort is bound to backfire. Right-to-work states are demonstrating daily that workers, their families and taxpayers all benefit when employees have the freedom to choose whether to join a union. There are 22 such states now and odds are more are coming, which will be good economic news for them -- and the country.

Excerpt: Read More at the Washington Examiner
The following information made me chuckle when you learn that the Obama Export Council Chair is none other than the CEO and President of Boeing Corporation, Jim McNerney. How fitting that the Obama Administration is going after the company that their Export Council Chair is the head. Talk about being tone-deaf -- that is Obama and his Administration as they do the bidding of the labor unions.

NLRB takes another Boeing hit as Obama’s Export Council chair criticizes labor board’s plans

President Barack Obama remains silent on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) actions against the Boeing Company’s recently-finished $2 billion production plant in South Carolina, but his Export Council chairman Jim McNerney, who’s also the president and CEO of Boeing, ripped the NLRB in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Wednesday morning.

“The NLRB is wrong and has far overreached its authority,” McNerney wrote. “Its action is a fundamental assault on the capitalist principles that have sustained America’s competitiveness since it became the world’s largest economy nearly 140 years ago. We’ve made a rational, legal business decision about the allocation of our capital and the placement of new work within the U.S. We’re confident the federal courts will reject the claim, but only after a significant and unnecessary expense to taxpayers.”

Excerpt: Read More at The Daily Caller

Anyone want to bet that the management of Boeing will not be in line to give political donations to Obama and Democrats this time around? Looks like Obama and his union thugs put the unions ahead of Federal Law once again as Obama bends over backwards to court the unions for campaign donations as his latest fundraisers have not gone well.

Stay tuned for more updates as Boeing and Senate Republicans take on the NLRB.

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