The National Labor Relations Board claims to be an independent agency that looks out for union workers’ rights.
They also want to run your business. Right into the ground.
The most recent interference by the NLRB involved the Boeing corporation.
The aeronautics conglomerate built a second assembly plant for its 787 airplane line in South Carolina, which is a right-to-work state.
For the union, this spells doom, since workers in states with this designation get to decide whether or not to join or support it.
NLRB charged that Boeing retaliated against the union workers and past strikes by building a plant in a right-to-work state, but Boeing maintains that no union workers lost their jobs in the process.
In a “Post and Courier” news article, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said, “Every employee has the right to join a union. What you will find in South Carolina is that very few employees want to.”
No settlement has been reached yet, though the NLRB was called out for jeopardizing job creation in the state.
The NLRB was making headlines well before the Boeing case, trying to tell companies how to do their jobs under the guise of defending the right to free speech.
According to NLRB, you should be able to legitimately complain about your job on Facebook.
Their defense was that Facebook rants are a protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act.
Again, no settlements have been reached – at least, none in the NLRB’s favor. Pullman & Comley attorney Daniel Schwartz told me the NLRB has had no court rule in their favor “with regard to Facebook firing cases. We haven’t seen courts address social media and the NLRB in any real substantive way.”
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And now for the downright absurd – NLRB has been harassing religious colleges.
In May, they declared a Catholic university, St. Xavier in Chicago, was “not sufficiently religious to be exempt from federal jurisdiction.”
They’re playing God, trying to force religious schools to comply with federal law and regulations, even though the Supreme Court ruled in 1979 that Catholic schools are exempt from NLRB scrutiny and do not have to adhere to the First Amendment laws.
In this case, the NLRB actually succeeded.
Let me get this straight – the NLRB has gone from protecting union workers’ rights to regulating religion?
In a Chris Crocker-esque cry to “leave the NLRB alone!” Daniel Palmeteer of Spotsylvania yelled, “Attacking one of the last remaining protections for workers won’t help the economy or create jobs. The NLRB is doing its job.”
Yes, they’re doing a fine job of trying to block job creation while fighting the wrong battles and pushing the United States further into outsourcing of jobs overseas.
If this is a job, then I’m employed simply by standing outside a staffing agency alongside a giant rat.
The Boeing lawsuit is telling me that the NLRB, and by extension the union, want to prevent South Carolina citizens from job opportunities.
The Facebook lawsuits have gotten the union nowhere. And the parochial school attacks? What’s the point, to prove you can control religion as well as humans?
All this money spent on frivolous lawsuits could be used in better ways. Or it could just go toward more giant rat balloons.
I don’t blame Boeing for wanting to employ people in a right-to-work state. Given that the Washington-based facility has had four strikes since 1989, it only makes sense that they would want to take actions to prevent this.
I understand and respect that it is illegal to retaliate against striking workers, but there’s a little thing called productivity stability that Boeing has going in their favor.
NLRB couldn’t even get the employees rehired after the Facebook firings. They don’t seem very effective in that aspect.
With the NLRB doing the union’s dirty work, they’ve set out to destroy job creation and the free market system as it stands.
There’s a good number of reasons many people don’t want to join the union. We don’t want to pay your dues. We don’t want to not work because you say so (AKA strike). And we definitely don’t want to lose out on job opportunities because the omnipotent majority tells us what we can and cannot do.
This union is anything but blessed.