Unions Gaining More Power Through Government

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Feb 15, 2011 9:33 AM
It is no secret that unions are running state budgets right off a fiscal cliff, but it may be surprising to know union bosses are gaining power through a reversal of 75-year-old precedent, giving a very small number of workers the power to decide for all workers to unionize.

Townhall Columnist Katie Gage has an excellent piece on the issue today. You can read the whole story here.
Just over a year ago, and without a tremendous amount of attention from the national media, a little-known agency changed nearly a century of labor policy in favor of union bosses and to the detriment of workers in the airline and railway industries. The three-member agency known as the National Mediation Board (NMB) reversed a 75 year old precedent whereby a majority of a workforce was required to determine whether a collective bargaining unit had been formed. Under the new rule enforced by this regulatory agency, only a majority of those voting are needed to form a collective bargaining unit, meaning a small number of workers can decide every employee’s fate.