For the last several months, we have seen Big Labor pull every string and work every avenue to force unionization on workers. Whether it’s using the National Mediation Board (NMB) to change rules that have been in place for generations governing the airline and railroad industries, stacking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with radical nominees who will put forward the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act via administrative action, or whether its union bosses pushing forward with efforts to represent airport screeners, one thread runs throughout: an unquenchable thirst for money and power on the part of Big Labor bosses.
The most recent effort has to do with union bosses working to increase their political power and financial standing by forcing unionization on workers at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). With the lack of an appointee to fill the role of TSA administrator after President Obama’s first choice, Erroll Southers withdrew his name, union leaders now believe they can and should bully and intimidate their way into a critical national security agency by demanding its officers be unionized.
The precedent Big Labor is setting by elbowing their way into control of a federal government agency charged with the safety and security of the American people speaks volumes about the priorities of the nation’s union “leaders”. It is clear that their motivation for further, increased unionization not only stems from their dire financial straits, but it supersedes all else. As unionization in the private sector continues to decline precipitously, labor bosses are turning to government jobs to help grow their ranks and fill their pockets at the expense of American taxpayers.
More union members mean more union dues coming through the door. With an abysmal record of fulfilling their benefit commitments to their own workers particularly in relation to the funding of pensions, Big Labor knows that it needs to make up the deficit it has created. Rather than fulfilling their commitments, labor bosses have been cranking up the political spending and funneling money to political supporters in search of a bailout.