Government and unions do not mix, at least not for the taxpayer. Heck even FDR, Mr. New Deal, knew that government unions were a bad idea.
Unfortunately it will likely not increase full-time workers either.
The American people have consistently rejected union coercion across the country. Right to Work laws haven’t gained traction simply because a group of anti-union CEOs have wanted them. Right to Work laws are supported to a very large degree by voters. There is no reason why any place of business should ever be a “closed shop.” Workers shouldn’t have to pay union bosses for a job. Never mind that the businesses aren’t owned by the unions, so why should unions determine who can be hired anyway?
Life is harder for Apu these days. Thank you. Come again.
If it does it will kill a major tool for upward mobility in America. And all to satisfy a narrow band of labor activists.
I’ll bet that’ll be a fun return.
On the surface this ruling sounds like a win for “workers,” but sadly it’s not. If the government can keep businesses from firing people, indeed in this case force CNN to REHIRE fired workers, businesses will simply choose not to hire new people.
The Department of Labor has approved a lavish unemployment benefit for laid off Boeing workers. They will receive unemployment benefits 5 times longer than other workers, taxpayers will pay 90% of any expenses related to interviewing for another job out of state, and 90% of moving costs if indeed the worker takes such a job.
Anyone out there who’s been laid off in the past 5 years or so (I know there are many of you) get a deal like this?
The clerical back office of the Memphis Teamsters Union wants to itself unionize. The union doesn’t like the idea and has fought the effort to the point that the National Labor Relations Board has gotten involved. Wonder what Jimmy Hoffa (senior) would have thought about this.
I have written before that unions, especially private unions, are not necessarily bad things.
The NLRB is supposed to be an unbiased arbiter of labor disputes. Recent emails obtained by Judicial Watch show this is not the case.