Katie Gage

Sadly, this is just one example of many in the Obama Administration where administrative agencies are bypassing Congress and throwing Americans under the bus in favor of rewarding Big Labor bosses. To make matters worse, Congress has also joined in the effort. For example, earlier this summer, Senator Harry Reid introduced a law to unionize all public safety workers (i.e. policemen, firemen, EMT drivers) taking all negotiating power away from communities and handing it to union bosses.

Another example of the Obama Administration’s anti-jobs, anti-worker agenda is exhibited in the recess appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Becker was the union bosses’ lawyer and believes employees and employers should virtually have no say whatsoever in the unionization process. And in spite of not being able to receive bipartisan support in the Senate, Obama delivered “payback” in the form of a recess appointment, and since then, Becker has refused to recuse himself from matters involving his previous employers despite the obvious conflict of interest.

All the while, the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) continues to receive support from the administration and Big Labor’s allies in Congress. EFCA would cost America 600,000 jobs in one year alone and strip employees of their right to secret ballot, while also removing their right to vote on contracts affecting wages, benefits and workplace conditions. The tenants of EFCA are consistent with the National Mediation Board’s ruling, in that, worker rights are eliminated, while unionization is forced upon them.

Those in the U.S. Senate voting against worker rights told employees and employers everything they needed to know. Individual Senators like Harry Reid and Michael Bennet stood against workers and in favor of forced unionization. By voting against U.S. Senate Joint Resolution 30, Reid and Bennet forfeited any argument on their behalf in support of job creators and simply reinforced the fact that they are nothing more than Big Labor’s puppets.

Katie Gage

Katie Gage is the executive director of the Workforce Fairness institute.