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Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts
Dear Senator Hatch and Representative Scott,
On behalf of more than 1.8 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write in strong support of the Employee Rights Act, S. 1507 and H.R. 2810. Your bill halts the rapid expansion of overly-labor-friendly regulations and restores proper balance to labor-management relations.
Three damaging actions have recently come from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the independent agency charged with mediating union elections and enforcing labor laws. This should come as no surprise: President Obama has stacked the NLRB with former employees of the Service Employees International Union; one was recess-appointed and never confirmed by the Senate.
We need legislation to confirm that employers can decide where to conduct business.
September 13, 2011 4:00 A.M.
The Obama administration appears intent on using back-door means to accomplish every element of the extreme legislative agenda that the American people decisively rejected in the 2010 midterm election. Nearly every agency has been in on the act, but perhaps the most egregious behavior has been that of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is pursuing not just what was in the failed “card check” legislation, but a frontal assault on the right to work in America. This week, we’ll find out which members of Congress are willing to stand up to this rogue agency.
Read the rest at National Review.
Take action at StoptheNLRB.com.
Obama's union boss buddies poured hundreds of millions into getting him and his Democratic allies elected in 2008, but they were unable to pass their signature legislation stripping workers of private ballot rights. And in last year's midterm election, they were wiped out.
The board is packed with radical union lawyers that Obama installed by the back door – so-called recess appointments to sidestep the Senate. Consider the words of Craig Becker, the former SEIU lawyer Obama put on the NLRB without Senate approval:
"Employers should be stripped of any legally cognizable interest in their employees' election of representatives."
Tim Phillips in the Washington Examiner: Lessons for the Right from the first Wisconsin recall battle
Last night’s state senate recall elections where the GOP held its majority in the face of a $20 million union and left-wing assault demonstrates that standing for lower taxes, less spending and reform of outrageous public union pensions is a winner with the people.
Fed up with years of failed big government, last fall Wisconsin citizens took their state in the direction of economic prosperity by rejecting the Left and electing an entire slate of free market GOP candidates from state assembly to governor.
Earlier this year, Gov. Walker and Republican legislators followed through on their promises by introducing a truly bold Budget Repair Bill that dramatically cut the state’s bloated spending, held the line on taxes and reformed the outlandish public employee pensions and health benefits. These pensions and benefits were far beyond anything folks in the private sector receive.
AFP VP Policy Phil Kerpen issued the following statement on the reported FAA deal:
Senate Democrats shut down the FAA to block a House-passed long-term extension over special interest union provisions. They blocked a short-term extension to protect egregious pork-barrel spending for 13 rural airports with almost no passengers under the Essential Air Service.
Now, a "deal" has been announced under which the Senate will pass the House's short-term extension, but the president will somehow keep the pork dollars flowing, in plain violation of the what the law says and the basic constitutional principle of separation of powers. The White House has reportedly promised to "waive or negate the cuts" according to the Associated Press. President Obama cannot unilaterally fund pork. This is unacceptable and we urge Obama to instead follow the law and allow this wasteful pork spending to end.