Fred Wszolek

It was recently reported in The [Philadelphia] Inquirer that a local union official, named Ed Sweeney, was charged with “harassing, stalking, and making terroristic threats against a construction executive.” Labor thugs went as far as taking photos of the construction executive’s children, aged eight and eleven, at a bus stop and this was all brought on merely because the construction company chose to utilize a mix of union and non-union workers. Now imagine you are a worker in a business that labor wants to organize and they have a few weeks to do it and are freshly armed with your home address, phone number and email address.

Ask yourself: do you want these people to know your home address, home phone number, cell phone number and email address?

The NLRB is practically sanctioning this type of behavior by expediting these elections and disallowing important matters such as the size and scope of the bargaining unit and eligibility of workers to participate in the vote to be determined before the actual election takes place.

Unless the Obama Labor Board wants incidents like those unfolding in Philadelphia to arise all over the country, it should reconsider its proposed rule and, but for a number of worthwhile ministerial changes it is proposing, maintain current election procedures which have served both business and labor well over many decades


Fred Wszolek

Fred Wszolek is a spokesman for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).