New regulations would allow union bosses to ambush workers into forced-dues-paying union ranks
Washington, DC (December 12, 2014) – Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) again issued new regulations that give union organizers the upper hand over independent-minded employees during unionization elections.
The new rules are designed to dramatically shorten the time individual workers have to share information with their coworkers about the effects of unionization. The new regulations also require employers to hand over workers' private information to union organizers, including their phone numbers and email addresses.
This isn't the first time the NLRB rushed out the new rules in December before a Member's term expired, this time as former union lawyer Nancy Schiffer's term expires on Tuesday, December 16. The NLRB previously rushed the regulations out before former Service Employees International Union (SEIU) lawyer and Obama NLRB recess appointee Craig Becker's term expired in December 2011. They were later invalidated by a federal district court in 2012 on procedural grounds.
Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation released the following statement in the wake of the NLRB's announcement:
"Christmas came early for Big Labor as the Obama Labor Board has once again given union bosses increased power to ambush workers into dues-paying union ranks."