In the last several weeks, one element of labor policymaking has come into great focus. It is clear that Big Labor bosses understand there is not sufficient support among elected officials to enact their job-killing agenda.
Big Labor’s agenda of enacting the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) wasn’t seeing much traction in Congress and union bosses were finding other ways to push their plans through.
For months, small businesses and their allies in Washington, D.C. and across the country have been warning anyone who would listen that Big Labor's Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) is a job-killer .
Despite this week’s celebration of Small Business Week by the federal government recognizing efforts made by employers in creating opportunities for millions of Americans, the Obama Administration’s support for proposals that result in forced unionization could lead to the extinction of these very same businesses.
It’s been quite a year for Senator Arlen Specter. This time last year, Specter had changed party affiliation and was well on his way to dropping his allegiance to Pennsylvania small businesses and workers in that his commitment to oppose the job-killing Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) was quickly becoming invalid.
Daycare centers have provided a way for many men and women across the country to be entrepreneurs, opening businesses in their homes and caring for the young children in their communities.
Though it may be no surprise to some, union bosses continue to press their agenda for the forced unionization of workers and small businesses across the country.
The last week has been a busy one in Washington for Big Labor, all of this occurring against a backdrop of double-digit unemployment in many states along with massive federal and state deficits.
In a year when the anger of the American people toward Washington politicians and their backroom deal-making has hit a fever pitch, President Obama surprised many with an overtly political and gratuitous reward to union bosses by not only heeding their demands to recess appoint both of their nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), but also leaving another out altogether.
As Congress begins its Easter break, President Obama is expected to recess appoint labor radical Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) even though Becker failed to receive bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate.
For some time, the business community has been saying that Big Labor would stop at nothing to obtain political “payback” in the form of forced unionization of America’s employers.
For the last several months, we have seen Big Labor pull every string and work every avenue to force unionization on workers.
While the conversation in Washington, D.C. often focuses on who’s up and down, the discussion in towns and cities across the country is about one thing, jobs.
As Big Labor becomes more and more desperate to force unionization on small businesses, they will say and do anything in an effort to achieve that end. That means using backdoor tactics in the Congress and, if that doesn’t work, going outside the legislative process and forcing unions on employers through administration action in the executive branch.
Voters in Massachusetts sent a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of their fellow citizens: Americans want to be heard, they want a voice in their government and they want Washington to stop the overreach into their lives and businesses.
As Congress shifts its attention to the economy and a jobs bill, Richard Trumka, the new and controversial president of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest federation of unions in the United States and Canada, wants a piece of the action and is set to push his job-killing agenda, which is harmful to workers.
It seems that when you want a bill passed in Washington, the thing to do is go behind closed doors to shut out the American people’s voices.
Even though this past year was a disappointing one for Big Labor from the perspective that they weren’t able to get enacted into law their top priority, the job-killing Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act, that does not mean that the small business community can rest on its laurels.
West Virginia is a state known for its diverse landscape and vast resources, including forests for logging and mines for coal. Likewise, its citizens are known as tough and hard working.