The Truth About The Employee Free Choice Act & Card Check http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com The Truth About The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:44:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Card Check, Nominees, and DontNukeTheSenate.com http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2013/07/14/card-check-nominees-and-dontnukethesenate-com/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2013/07/14/card-check-nominees-and-dontnukethesenate-com/#comments Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:44:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1595 Our friends at the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace highlight this for us. The immediate threat of eroding the Senate’s filibuster rules could be near-immediate passage of card check by controversial political opponents. The campaign’s new site is http://dontnukethesenate.com/ AMERICA TO REID: DON’T NUKE THE SENATE July 14, 2013 CDW Launches Six-Figure Campaign To Block […]

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Our friends at the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace highlight this for us. The immediate threat of eroding the Senate’s filibuster rules could be near-immediate passage of card check by controversial political opponents.

The campaign’s new site is http://dontnukethesenate.com/

AMERICA TO REID: DON’T NUKE THE SENATE

July 14, 2013
CDW Launches Six-Figure Campaign To Block Senate Rules Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. // Today the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), a nationwide coalition of more than 600 non-profits, associations, and other organizations, launched a campaign opposing Sen. Harry Reid’s “Nuclear Option” to blow up the Senate’s long-standing rules. If successful, Reid’s effort would permanently jeopardize a central function of the Senate and could pave the way for a multitude of harmful laws and regulations.

The initial six-figure investment will be used to launch a campaign called “Don’t Nuke the Senate,” a multi-pronged attack designed to educate constituents of key districts about the immediate danger threatening the democratic process. The campaign includes the launch of a new website, www.DontNukeTheSenate.com, print ads in beltway newspapers, and an expansive digital advertising campaign.

“Don’t Nuke the Senate” warns constituents and politicians alike about the fallout from what has been called, “Harry Reid’s Nuclear Option,” and there are plans for continued investment in the project, said CDW Chairman Geoffrey Burr.

“We are taking swift and decisive action to block the immediate threat from Sen. Reid’s ‘Nuclear Option,’ which would have detrimental fallout for supporters of just about every contested issue under consideration. If this is allowed to come to fruition, it will fundamentally change the legislative body and the political landscape forever. We plan to educate voters and make sure Senators know that it is in no one’s interest—not even their own political interests—to allow this dangerous and unprecedented power grab in the Senate,” Burr said.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is a coalition of workers, employers, associations and organizations who are fighting to protect the right to a federally supervised private ballot when workers are deciding whether or not to join a union.

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PRESIDENT IGNORES CONSTITUTION, DECADES OF PRECEDENT TO ADVANCE SPECIAL INTEREST UNION AGENDA http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2012/01/04/president-ignores-constitution-decades-of-precedent-to-advance-special-interest-union-agenda/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2012/01/04/president-ignores-constitution-decades-of-precedent-to-advance-special-interest-union-agenda/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 20:50:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1591 WASHINGTON, D.C. // JANUARY 4, 2012 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace lambasted the recess appointments of three Members to the National Labor Relations Board, saying the President violated the intent of the Constitutional separation of powers to avoid working with the Senate to clean up the destruction wrought by his previous recess […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. // JANUARY 4, 2012 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace lambasted the recess appointments of three Members to the National Labor Relations Board, saying the President violated the intent of the Constitutional separation of powers to avoid working with the Senate to clean up the destruction wrought by his previous recess appointee, Craig Becker.

Today’s announcement of the appointments of Terence Flynn, Sharon Block and John Griffin comes despite a specific written request of 47 Senators in December. The move, which installs Block and Griffin, whose names were only submitted recently, means the President has abdicated his responsibility for working with the Senate to arrive at a package of nominees that can responsibly put the NLRB back to work and clean up Becker’s galling record of anti-employer, anti-employee, pro-union bias.

CDW chairman Geoffrey Burr said, “The administration has flouted the will of elected officials by bypassing the Senate and contravening the intent of the Constitution. This provocation threatens the basic system of checks and balances instituted by America’s Founding Fathers by undermining the Senate’s right to confirm persons for key public service roles.

“The President is refusing to work with Congress to run the country responsibly. In fact, he’s attempting to rewrite the Constitution and its established interpretations regarding recess appointments, all in the name of stacking the Board with Members who are more likely to do the bidding of Big Labor than focus on policies that protect workers, encourage economic growth, and increase employment.”

Burr concluded, “We urge the President to consult with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who blocked recess appointments for the final two years of the George W. Bush administration over concerns about the practice.”

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NLRB: It’s To Check Everyone But Unions, Sen. Reid? http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2011/05/11/nlrb-its-to-check-everyone-but-unions-sen-reid/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2011/05/11/nlrb-its-to-check-everyone-but-unions-sen-reid/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 23:43:10 +0000 http://thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1588 Check out this article and quote by Sen. Harry Reid as he defends the National Labor Relations Board against charges of grossly overstepping its bounds to tell the Boeing company where it can or cannot move its facilities:

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Check out this article and quote by Sen. Harry Reid as he defends the National Labor Relations Board against charges of grossly overstepping its bounds to tell the Boeing company where it can or cannot move its facilities:

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Card check was the 800-pound gorilla in the 2008 election. By 2010 it was the issue almost every politician — except die-hard friends of Big Labor bosses — was looking to avoid taking a vote on or voicing support for as the anti-democratic, job-killing Employee Free Choice Act languished.

Well, now Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) has announced the federal legislation’s Time of Death. He said today “It’s not going to happen now.”

And a good thing, too. Union members didn’t like it. The vast majority of employees (non-union) didn’t like it. Voters didn’t like it. Politicians didn’t like it. It was the bill so bad it had multiple fatal flaws.

As with all bad ideas, though, the core threat lives on the action of the seemingly captured agency of the National Labor Relations Board, where Member Craig Becker is pushing Big Labor’s agenda big time. Check out our friends at MyPrivateBallot.com for running news on the Board.

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NLRB: Special Interests in Specialty Healthcare Case http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2011/03/09/nlrb-special-interests-in-specialty-healthcare-case/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2011/03/09/nlrb-special-interests-in-specialty-healthcare-case/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 13:29:11 +0000 http://thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1582 From the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace: WASHINGTON, D.C. // MARCH 8, 2011 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) submitted a brief on what may be the most significant and troubling case before the National Labor Relations Board – Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile and United Steelworkers, District 9, 356 […]

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From the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace:

WASHINGTON, D.C. // MARCH 8, 2011 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) submitted a brief on what may be the most significant and troubling case before the National Labor Relations Board – Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile and United Steelworkers, District 9, 356 NLRB No. 56 (2010).

At issue in Specialty Healthcare is whether Big Labor may organize by cherry picking groups of workers that support the union without providing many co-workers who may oppose the union an opportunity to vote. Such a ruling would reverse over 50 years of standards for bargaining units.

As a result of the decision, businesses could be forced to bargain with multiple unions for similarly situated employees, with each group of employees having separate wage schedules, benefit packages and work rules. Businesses, workers, consumers and the economy would suffer, as the negative impact on business productivity and competitiveness would be significant.

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NLRB: Becker Renomination Pits President’s Words, Actions http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2011/01/27/nlrb-becker-renomination-pits-presidents-words-actions/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2011/01/27/nlrb-becker-renomination-pits-presidents-words-actions/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:54:52 +0000 http://thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1580 Today the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) decried President Obama’s renomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. The coalition warned that the decision has put the president

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Today the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) decried President Obama’s renomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. The coalition warned that the decision has put the president

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CDW Warns of Latest Union Scheme: Unfair Access http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2011/01/07/cdw-warns-of-latest-union-scheme-unfair-access/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2011/01/07/cdw-warns-of-latest-union-scheme-unfair-access/#comments Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:21:09 +0000 http://thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1577 Broad Employer Coalition Fights to Protect Customers, Employees, and Employers in Latest NLRB Case WASHINGTON // JANUARY 7, 2011 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) filed an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on the crucial question of whether the federal government will demand that a business allow organized […]

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Broad Employer Coalition Fights to Protect Customers, Employees, and Employers in Latest NLRB Case

WASHINGTON // JANUARY 7, 2011 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) filed an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on the crucial question of whether the federal government will demand that a business allow organized labor union representatives to trespass at the workplace in order to harass customers and employees and otherwise harm an employer

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Election Night Was Bad For Card Check http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2010/11/04/election-night-was-bad-for-card-check/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2010/11/04/election-night-was-bad-for-card-check/#comments Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:55:10 +0000 http://thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1575 Over the last two years, this blog has documented (obsessively, so me might say), the ill effects and ill tidings of the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. One angle we covered was the manner in which candidates for public office ran on their opposition to EFCA and ran away from their support of same (see […]

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Over the last two years, this blog has documented (obsessively, so me might say), the ill effects and ill tidings of the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. One angle we covered was the manner in which candidates for public office ran on their opposition to EFCA and ran away from their support of same (see here for an example, which doesn’t even include the important Kentucky victory of Sen-elect Rand Paul, who vigorously opposed EFCA during his campaign).

But not everyone could escape their support, nor the consequences. Pat Cleary over at Chamberpost.com looks at Big Labor’s bad election night, and includes this interesting factoid:

…41 anti-democracy candidates who had voted for, cosponsored or endorsed the “Card Check” bill were defeated, including at least 31 who co-sponsored the bill in the 111th Congress.

When it comes to a statement, that’s not a whisper–that’s a shout: NO to card check, NO to binding interest arbitration, NO to one-sided monetary penalties, NO to EFCA.

This is good news, to be sure. But even as voters were going to the polls, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace was noting that the executive branch is still finding backdoor methods of weakening the protection of private-ballot votes for workers deciding whether to join a union.

The fight is headed in the right direction, but is not yet won.

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Employer Community Stands United Against Card Check http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2010/11/01/employer-community-stands-united-against-card-check/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2010/11/01/employer-community-stands-united-against-card-check/#comments Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:00:54 +0000 http://thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1571 From the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace today: Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and More Than 225 Business Groups File Brief In Card Check Case WASHINGTON, D.C. // NOVEMBER 1, 2010 // The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a brief signed by more than 225 U.S. business groups urging the National Labor […]

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From the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace today:

Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and More Than 225 Business Groups File Brief In Card Check Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. // NOVEMBER 1, 2010 // The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a brief signed by more than 225 U.S. business groups urging the National Labor Relations Board to protect employees

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Card Check: Still Unpopular, After All These Years http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2010/07/30/card-check-still-unpopular-after-all-these-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutefca.com/2010/07/30/card-check-still-unpopular-after-all-these-years/#comments Fri, 30 Jul 2010 13:16:19 +0000 http://thetruthaboutefca.com/?p=1569 Shopfloor has the latest poll showing Ohioans are no fans of the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. They are in good company. Check out our long list of posts covering polls that show just how unpopular the card check bill is with Americans of just about every stripe.

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Shopfloor has the latest poll showing Ohioans are no fans of the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. They are in good company. Check out our long list of posts covering polls that show just how unpopular the card check bill is with Americans of just about every stripe.

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