It’s All About Perception!

Recently, the “Fight for Fifteen” demonstrations at McDonald’s and Wal-Mart stores across the country have sparked empathy in the news coverage by the main stream media. The liberal coverage of these outlets portrays employees as being taken advantage of and in need of increased wages and benefits. As with most things in life, it is prudent to do the research to make sure we have all the facts, and that they are presented honestly and concisely. It is imperative we don’t rely on our political leanings and that we not have the proverbial “wool pulled over our eyes.” Every American, should re-check the position or “window” from which they the view things, as succinctly demonstrated in the following.

The Window from Which We Look
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
”That laundry is not very clean”, she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”
 Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

 Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.


About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
 nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband,”Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”

 The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”



And so it is with life. What we see when watching others it depends on the purity of the window through which we look! 

“Fight for Fifteen” and the so called “Work Centers” that are championing this cause — providing their own version of training and assistance — are nothing more than union fronts where Union Bosses Use Fast-Food Workers For Personal Gain. Unions are pouring millions of dollars into these “Work Centers” as a method of unionizing the fast food workers across America! It is unfortunate and despicable that The SEIU’s Support for Wage Hikes are based on Self Interests and that these Protest Organizers Pay Consulting Fees, however, even more astonishing is that the SEIU has funneled $15 million into the Fight for $15 campaign! This sleight of hand by the SEIU and other unions demands that we check the purity of the window from which we view the true intentions of these unions and this Administration. Even some of the union members are cleaning windows as demonstrated in Union Members Are Getting Tired of the Anti-Walmart Campaigns.

Essentially, these worker centers are union branches. Labor Unions are organized as 501(c)(5) entities, and as 501(c)(5) entities they cannot receive tax-deductible contributions. However, many Worker Centers are organized as 501(c)(3) charities, which means they can receive tax-deductible donations and they are not accountable to the workers they claim to represent.

In other words, they are conduits for labor unions in disguise. They provide the labor unions with benefits which they could not otherwise independently receive. Labor unions are a dying breed, they are nothing more than Gasping Dinosaurs trying to avoid extinction, and the worker centers are proof!

Another benefit to the “Fight for Fifteen” demonstrations is that they serve to Deflect Attention from the Rogue NLRB and its attempt to establish Card Check through Regulation vs. Legislation with the new ambush election law, designed by this Administration to allow unions to rapidly force unionize employees and employers across the country, further described in Reprise: Beware the Ambush! It is nothing more than a payback to the union bosses for political contributions and votes!

The bottom line is, while America’s top labor union bosses raked in millions in 2014 for their own pockets and to press their political agendas, it has become apparent that Millennials don’t want to join unions! They are waking up to the fact that Labor Unions’ True Motivation comes from the Dues Money. Union bosses want to line their own pockets and promote their political agendas! Subsequently, union bosses are waking up to Why 78 Million Millennials Are Choosing Non-Union Jobs and are desperate to invent ways to force unionize them in order to survive, which is what the “Fight for Fifteen” is truly all about!

It is time for all Americans to wake up and see big labor’s intentions through a crystal clear window and not through distorted, long held political viewpoints or beliefs. Big labor and its claims are all about perception not reality! They could care less about these employees! When Will Congress and the Main Stream Media Wake Up and unmask this misperception and protect the freedoms of all Americans from this Administration and the SEIU’s Persuasion of Power?

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Breaking News: The Ambush is Upon Us

On March 31, 2015, President Obama vetoed the Congressional Bill that would have reversed the Rogue NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule.

Unbelievably, and likely in support of unions, this was not reported on national media yesterday. This could create havoc for businesses, who will be unprepared for the mass onslaught of unionization when this rule goes into effect on April 14, 2015. Businesses need to prepare now! You can be sure that unions are already staking out non-union businesses and employees across the nation. When the clock strikes midnight on April 14, 2015, you can expect to see mass union election petitions all across the country!

This information was confirmed by the Labor Legislative Aid to a prominent Member of Congress in the following statement:

President Obama vetoed S.J.Res. 8 this morning.  Considering that the measure originally passed on party lines, it is highly unlikely that Congress will have the votes to override the President’s veto.

This is an urgent request that all Americans call their  Senate Representatives and demand they override the veto! Democrats and Republicans alike must work to fight the Ambush Election Rule in order to save employees across the country from threats, intimidation, and ultimately forced unionization!

The blog below further explains the detrimental effects that this ruling will have on American businesses and employees!

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The Reason for “The Devil at Our Doorstep”

As I continue to write blogs, appear on radio shows, perform speeches and discuss my book, The Devil at Our Doorstep, I am frequently asked, “Why did you write The Devil at Our Doorstep?” and, “Why do you continue to champion this and spend so much of your time and energy?” The simple answer is, because I love the United States of America. The freedom that it stands for, the values of the republic, and the opportunity created by our Free Enterprise/Capitalistic system. The United States has created more prosperity for all the people of the world than all other civilizations/nations combined in history! I am concerned, however, that this great nation’s future is in peril, and I want to do my part in educating Americans as to what is transpiring so that we can eliminate The Devil at Our Doorstep and reinstill God in our great country!

I was once naïve to what was transpiring in this great country. I was focused on taking care of my family and my business, and intent on doing what was legal and what I felt was right. However, when the SEIU raised its ugly head and utilized politicians, clergy members, little kids, misinformation, rhetoric, intimidation and public attacks, endemic to SEIU’s “Persuasion of Power,” in an attempt to force unionize my employees, I woke up to what is truly transpiring in this great country. I realized that the same rhetoric and tactics utilized by the SEIU extended to the political scene and were being utilized to brainwash naïve and ideological Americans with the intent of ‘fundamentally transforming America,” as espoused by our illustrious President. At times, I have struggled with how to best document the reasons I continue to fight the battle, and work to educate Americans to the true objectives of the Union bosses and their political allies. However, a recent encounter with a young man working as an appliance repairman provided me the opportunity to express my desire to educate Americans before it is too late!

My wife and I hired this young gentleman to repair an appliance in our kitchen. On the day he arrived to replace the faulty part I had the opportunity to engage him in a short conversation before he informed me the part he had brought was not the correct part and that he would have to return the next day with the correct part. During this short conversation, he brought to light two interesting facts. First, that his previous job was with a janitorial company as an Area Manager; second, that his goal was to start his own appliance repair company because he wanted to treat customers and employees the right way. I was instantly intrigued and told him about my business, how I started it, the growth and the eventual attack by the SEIU. Since he had another appointment I kept it short and told him we could discuss it further upon his return the next morning.

The next morning the young man arrived around 9:30am with the correct part. As he began the installation process, he told me that he had been on the website and had watched my speech to the “Heritage Foundation.” He was astounded at the tactics used by the SEIU. He indicated that he shared our values of placing employees and customers at the forefront, and commented that in his short experience, he felt many business owners/entrepreneurs lacked the passion to grow the business and do the right things, which he felt from our conversations was the root of our company’s success.

I thanked him for his comments and told him I would provide him a signed copy of my book so he could understand that the book was not just about the SEIU’s attack on my company, but how to build a business, family values, ethics and religious values.  I explained that it highlighted the fact that America’s Republic free enterprise system allowed people to be successful based on their work ethic, desire, persistence and passion as well as overcome threats to themselves, their business and our country!

I mentioned to him that I was not concerned about his political bent, but wanted to forewarn him of things in the book with which he may struggle. I mentioned up front that I am traditionally conservative and voted that away most of the time, but primarily for candidates I felt were best for the local, state or federal office. Furthermore, I brought this up because he may or may not find parts of it offensive such as President Obama’s relationship with the SEIU and their collective socialist background as related in my recent blog, Wake-Up and Connect the Dots… Obama Wants Us to Sign a Neutrality Agreement! I did this because, despite the fact he wanted to start his own business, liked what I had to say and respected EMS’s business philosophy, certain comments he made indicated a liberal position. However, I was astonished by his response to my comments.

He looked me square in the eyes and said that in 2008 he was prepared to vote for Barack Obama, because of his rhetoric, his smooth oratory skills and his seeming concern for all Americans. He then told me an incident that transformed his thinking and changed his mind. One evening after work he had dinner at a local pub and spent a long time that evening imbibing with some ladies he met who worked for the Obama campaign. As the evening wore on and the ladies became more loosed lipped they began to expose the real Barack Obama and the fact that despite the skills mentioned above that he truly was not for America, but for himself and that they personally would not be voting for him! Wow! The young man was astounded and woke up to the reality of President Obama’s tactics, and still clearly sees today, that this President does not love America as recently broadcasted by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. It was like I was hit with a lightning bolt as these young ladies employed by the Obama campaign delivered to this young man the same message, which is the reason for The Devil at Our Doorstep and subsequent blogs, I have been attempting to deliver to the American people ever since I was awoken by the SEIU and the rhetoric and tactics they taught to President Obama — who has a blatant disregard for the Constitution and separation of powers.

It is apparent that people like the President and organizations like the SEIU understand that there is a large percentage of the population that is naïve and easily misled and their collective efforts are to brainwash these people to their thinking, and to use them in their attempt to ensure The Decline of American Exceptionalism, its free enterprise system, and to replace it with socialism/totalitarianism. All Americans need to wake up now and understand before it is too late that The Problem with Socialism is Socialism! Please take this young man’s story to heart and realize we are war and it is worth the time Identifying The Devil at Our Doorstep who is intent on The Taking of American Freedoms! Wake up America, we are at War! Armageddon is at Hand! Please Wake up!

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Wake-Up and Connect the Dots… Obama Wants Us to Sign a Neutrality Agreement!

In previous Devil at Our Doorstep blogs, the connection between the communist SEIU and President Obama (see SEIU Drops Mask, Goes Full Commie and Communism at the Highest Levels) and their desire to destroy America and turn it into a socialistic totalitarian dictatorship have been presented. President Obama’s actions since the 2014 Midterm Elections, as outlined below, support this position. The President is utilizing the SEIU’s “Persuasion of Power” by incorporating its Death by a Thousand Cuts corporate campaign strategy to fundamentally transform America, just as he promised within five days of taking the oath of office. In essence he is acting to force Americans and their representatives in Congress to sign a Neutrality Agreement and impose Card Check on America.

Card Check is a concept used by big labor to eliminate people’s choice when voting for union representation, and ultimately disenfranchises them from their employers, free choice and the free market! President Obama, trained by the SEIU (see Obama and the SEIU, Sittin’ in a Tree), is attempting to force Americans to agree to the same process with respect to government in order to achieve his agenda, and that of his controllers, to destroy the American Republic/Free Enterprise system and replace it with socialistic totalitarianism. Among his actions to accomplish this:

Obama’s Grand Plan? All of the above, and likely more behind the scenes, are designed to allow the President to take control of America and establish a socialistic totalitarian regime potentially before the 2016 Presidential Election. Even if he doesn’t, Hillary has the same vision!

When is America going to wake up and realize that the President is merely a “Puppet” controlled by the likes of the SEIU, the union labor bosses, and people like George Soros (see George Soros and Barack Hussein Obama) Obviously some have awakened, but are immediately censored as seen in 12-Year Old has Facebook Account Blocked after Criticizing Obama. The real question is When Will Congress and the Main Stream Media Wake Up and begin Identifying the Devil at Our Doorstep!

Maybe the following e-mail testimonial from a former in-house SEIU attorney to talk show host Chuck Wilder, whose show I was on, will wake up America to what I have been preaching all along:

Subject: A salute to David Bego for his courage

Chuck:
As former chief in-house legal counsel for what was then SEIU-Local 660, the largest local union west of the Mississippi representing some 25,000 Los Angeles County Employees, I salute David Bego for standing up for freedom against the SEIU.

Under the leadership of former “social worker” become socialist president of SEIU, Andy Stern, SEIU members were transformed from public servants to public enemies, grasping for salary, benefits, pensions and power over the taxpayers who pay them.

I just bought David’s book for my daughter for Christmas.

Good to see a modern David taking on the SEIU socialist Goliath.

For God & Country Forever; Surrender To Tyranny—Never!
Rees Lloyd

It is Time for Republicans to Go On the Offensive, to expose this President’s Divide and Conquer agenda, and The Taking of American Freedoms. It is truly time for all Americans to find intestinal fortitude and stand up like Governor Scott Walker has with his recent passage of RTW (see Wisconsin Becomes 25th Right-to-Work State), and to punch the bullies in the nose to Restore America’s Prosperity before all is lost! Beware the Neutrality Agreement, America, We are at War! Armageddon is at Hand! Please Wake Up!

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Reprise: Beware the Ambush

The following is a previously published blog, in which I encouraged the Republican Party to take action against the Rogue NLRB and its “Ambush Election” rule making, stating: “It is Time for Republicans to Go On the Offensive, expose this President’s Divide and Conquer agenda and The Taking of American Freedoms.” I am happy to report that they listened to this advice!

The U.S. Senate HELP Committee recently contacted me about my experience with labor elections and my insight about how this ruling would harm businesses and employees across the country. This week, the points expressed in my original blog and documented in The Devil at Our Doorstep will be debated and voted upon, as reported in recent headlines “Republican-Controlled Congress to Vote to Repeal NLRB Rule.” Additionally, in a show of support the US Chamber Asks Judge To Nix NLRB’s Election Rule. Hopefully, Senate Democrats will stand behind movement, recognize the injustice, and provide enough votes to override an expected Presidential veto.
Please read below and consider contacting your Congressional Representatives and encourage them to repeal this onerous rule making by the Rogue NLRB.

Employees and employers across the country need to be wary of the forced union ambush being promulgated by President Obama and his big labor “Gasping Dinosaurs” and the radicals the President has appointed at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The President is utilizing Rule by Fiat to fundamentally transform America as he promised when he was first elected, while also paying back his political supporters. His motives are blatantly evident as seen by his recent actions following the November elections to provide amnesty for illegal aliens (to eliminate racial injustice) and now through his radical pro-union appointees to the NLRB pushing quickly for a “card check” style system (see Card Check through Regulation vs. Legislation and Reprise: DREAM Act, the Truth behind the Nightmare), Racism is “Deeply Rooted” in U.S. Society and SEIU Calls for review of Police Policies in Local Communities and Senate Dems Confirm NLRB Nominee before GOP Take Over.

NLRB Flexes Muscles” was definitely the theme this past week as the NLRB published its final rule making on “ambush elections,” and effectively reduced election periods from 41 to 21 days or potentially less (see Ambush, NLRB boosts unions’ organizing leverage, Elections, NLRB Issues its Ambush Election Rule, NLRB Representation Case Procedures Fact Sheet, Quickie Gifts to Big Labor, and NAM CEO Speaks Out ON NLRB Ruling). Even more damaging to both employees’ and employers’ rights and privacy is the fact that, in its rule making, the NLRB stated that employers must provide the names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers of its employees to facilitate the “Quickie Elections“. As described in The Devil at Our Doorstep, the current 41 day pre-election period is necessary, as employees are often coerced, intimidated and lied to by the organizers representing the labor unions. Often they are misled to believe that once they sign a union election card they must vote for the union when they go to the polls! While absolutely false, such conduct has been well established by the NLRB to be completely acceptable.

Unless the employer’s management team is well-versed on labor law and well-prepared to contradict these misrepresentations, their employees would never know the truth. The Quickie Elections rule making makes it virtually impossible for an employer to have the opportunity to refute the union’s misinformation and propaganda, particularly if the employer has not been faced with such organizing efforts in the past. In my own experience, if I would not have had the opportunity to meet and speak with our employees on several occasions — which would not be possible under the new ruling — they would have gone to the polls believing they had to vote for the union, despite the fact they had been intimidated into signing election cards.

As if that wasn’t enough, the NLRB boosts unions’ organizing leverage by allowing employees and union organizers access to employers e-mail systems so they can coerce, misinform, intimidate and misrepresent the truth about what is transpiring, and ignore big labor’s true goal, that It’s All About the Dues Money. In effect, what is happening is a rapid move towards “Card Check,” effectively allowing a union to force unionize an employer’s workforce behind the scenes virtually overnight.

These Quickie Gifts to Big Labor by the NLRB are A Death Penalty for Employees and Employers! They provide labor organizers great leverage to force employers to sign a Neutrality Agreement. This agreement is big labor’s current means of eliminating the secret ballot election by utilizing Death by a Thousand Cuts corporate campaigns to intimidate employers into signing it and achieving Card Check.

These actions are nothing more than political pay back by this Administration to the big labor bosses at the expense of the American people and the American economy. It is Time to Defund the Rogue NLRB and Congress Must Rein in the NLRB commentary. It is Time for Republicans to Go On the Offensive, expose this President’s Divide and Conquer agenda and The Taking of American Freedoms. It is truly time for all Americans to find intestinal fortitude and stand up and punch the bullies in the nose to Restore America’s Prosperity before all is lost! Beware the ambush, America, We are at War! Armageddon is at Hand! Please Wake Up!

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Same Old SEIU

Times have changed, but the SEIU’s motives, and the means and tactics used to accomplish these motives — as documented in The Devil at Our Doorstep — remain the same. The SEIU’s ultimate goal is to achieve its agenda of destroying America’s Free Enterprise system and replacing it with socialism/communism. As seen in recent actions across the country, it is apparent the SEIU is still intent on fundamentally changing America, as is its cohort in the White House, President Obama (see Communism at the Highest Levels). The President continues to create a welfare state and to attempt to overwhelm the American economy. In his State of the Union Address, Obama’s Middle-Class Pitch made it very clear, his agenda is to continue to pit Americans against each other (see Overwhelming the System). Together, the President and the SEIU are intent on collapsing the American system. They fervently believe that their combined O-Cloward-Piven Strategy Is Working, and that such strategy is what is best for America and the rest of the world.

 

While the President continues to foment racial divide through DOL investigations in Ferguson and New York the SEIU’s Insidious Tentacles are involved behind the scenes in fostering these unrests so Eric Holder and the President, with the assistance of Al Sharpton, can paint America as a racist country. The stories below found in Phil Wilson’s LRI Publication reveal tactics employed behind the scenes by the SEIU to facilitate the administration’s agenda of Divide and Conquer.

 

First, with respect to New York: Robert Murray, a top 32BJ SEIU organizer earning a six-figure salary, has been charged with two felony counts and three misdemeanors, including resisting arrest, inciting to riot, and obstruction of governmental administration, for his participation in the December 13 assault of two NYPD police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge.

A week after the incident, Murray turned himself into the police. The union has reportedly put Murray on unpaid leave until the matter is settled. Elaine Kim, a spokesperson for the 32BJ SEIU, said “The union did not organize any official contingent to participate in the protests.”

While that may be true, it is also true that the SEIU has a history of organizing protests without “officially” putting their name on it. Additionally, Mayor Bill de Blasio met with the group behind last month’s New York City protests. Guess where the meeting was held? 1199 SEIU headquarters.

 

Second, the SEIU Has Dirty Hands in Ferguson: President Obama is utilizing the tried and true labor boss tactic of misdirection to take Americans’ “eyes off the ball” regarding his Amnesty Order and, instead, has been directing attention to the recent events in Ferguson and New York City, as witnessed in a recent interview on BET where he said Racism is “Deeply Rooted” in U.S. Society.
The eruption of violence following the Michael Brown decision in Missouri and the Eric Garner decision in New York were blamed by the media on “outside agitators,” people who descended on the scene to generate unrest, and publicity. But just who were these hoodlums? According to Bill O’Reilly, the SEIU was front and center in the escapade.

 

Knowing that the connections would be made sooner or later, SEIU is attempting to jump on the bandwagon calling for “racial justice” in relation to the two incidents. Not surprisingly, many of the “Black Lives Matter” protestors have also been actively protesting for the Fight for $15 movement, another protest project spearheaded by SEIU behind the scenes. Perhaps SEIU should be responsible to pay the bills for all of the property destroyed in the SEIU-fomented unrest and violence.

 

Third, the President’s home state is providing payback and funds for the SEIU to basically nullify the freedom provided to home health care workers not to pay union dues by the U.S. Supreme Court:
After the Supreme Court’s Harris v. Quinn decision in October, the state of Illinois enacted a policy requiring home-based caregivers to attend “training sessions” led by SEIU. The state is using taxpayer money to pay the union as much as $2 million to conduct these meetings – most of which are spent with SEIU officials “telling caregivers they will lose all benefits, including health insurance and the Medicaid stipend that helps them care for their loved ones, should they opt out of paying union dues.” Illinois Policy Institute has responded by sending staff members to wait outside most of these meetings in order to inform caregivers that what SEIU is telling them is not the truth. SEIU, of course, complained to the state about Illinois Policy’s presence, creating some situations where staff members have been threatened with arrest.

 

Fourth, with respect to the President’s Amnesty program, as chronicled in DREAM Act, the Truth behind the Nightmare, the SEIU is being provided another payback in the form of potential future forced unionized workers as well as the opportunity to further create racial divide by giving them access to undocumented workers granted amnesty — The SEIU is taking advantage of President Obama’s recent executive order to give working visas to some 4 million immigrants. Their hope is that some of these people who have been too afraid to sign up in the past won’t be now.

 

There is no doubt the President and the SEIU are determined to fundamentally change the greatest country in the history of the world to impose their own view. America has provided more opportunity and increased the quality of life for more people, regardless of their background, than any country in history. Despite this, the President and the “same old” SEIU still believe they know best and are determined to destroy the American Free Enterprise system and impose socialism or communism (see SEIU Drops Mask, Goes Full Commie) upon this great country. The true agenda is control of the American people.

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Big Labor Conundrum!

Over the past four decades, Big Labor has continued to see its membership shrink drastically as its leaders use the same failed tactics involving forced unionism. The argument that most workers are better off without unions today is supported by the fact that unions now represent approximately 11.3% of the total workforce and 6.6% of the private workforce, a steep fall from their heyday in 1945 when they represented about 35.5% of the workforce. Yet Big Labor has refused to change. Isn’t the definition of insanity, “continuing to do the same thing, but expecting different results?” The inability of Big Labor to generate new organizing strategies or to bring additional value to employees has put unions “between a rock and a hard place,” as succinctly described by pro-labor pundit Jack Rasmus, author of a 4-part essay on the Decline of Labor Unions. Mr. Rasmus’ work is worth reading, both to call attention to labor’s intransigence to make itself relevant to today’s workforce, and to read between the lines for potential strategy changes, if and when labor ever gets its act together.

A sample quote from part one of his essay:
“Had any other movement and its organizations produced so little, for so long, at such a growing financial and other cost to its membership, it would have undertaken a fundamental revision of its basic strategic approach long before now. However, union labor’s efforts to address its failing strategies over the last four decades have been token and tentative at best. Not much has been done to confront, or otherwise challenge and change, labor’s obviously failed strategies of the past four decades—neither at the ‘top’ among its national leadership nor at the ‘local level’ of local union membership. That fundamental strategic discussion is now long overdue.”

Despite its obvious failures, big labor continues, at great cost to its membership and reputation, to engage in ruthless tactics and pursue its own political agenda. It has maintained this course, despite the fact that people are moving away from forced-unionism areas and that membership is declining even in politically favorable locations (see Latest Census Data Show Families Continue to Flee Forced-Unionism States and Even in Liberal Minnesota, Labor Unions Are Losing Members. Big labor continues utilizing its political ties with the current Administration to focus on achieving Card Check, specifically thru rules and regulations recently implemented by President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board, the government agency charged with fairly administering the nation’s labor policy. The following articles outlining new rules and regulations recently handed down by the NLRB at the President’s direction accurately portray the reluctance of the unions to change their business model or otherwise reinvent themselves to serve modern America (see Reinventing America’s Unions for the 21st Century).

Confounding big labor’s position is the fact that it must go along with the President’s goals of increasing the minimum wage and providing amnesty for illegal aliens, in an effort to attract a larger base for the President and the Democratic Party in exchange for the pro-labor rules and regulations recently propagated by the Rogue NLRB. These political initiatives are, in fact, not in the best interest of the labor movement. Nevertheless, Big Labor continues to support them due to their need for political backing from the Democratic Party.

First, significantly increasing or doubling the minimum wage — as being pushed by the SEIU — would have devastating consequences on those least able to handle them. As succinctly portrayed by Phil Wilson from the Labor Relations Institute in a recent article:

“If you double the labor costs in these businesses you force these small companies to come up with new ways to operate their business that account for the increased expense. They will hire fewer people and try to make jobs as efficient as they possibly can. They will replace labor with technology everywhere they can (you see this in many restaurants and convenience stores today – you’ll be ordering off an iPad everywhere you go). They will raise prices or reduce selection to just the most profitable items.
Remember, we are not talking about a minor adjustment in the minimum wage – this is a massive shift in labor costs that companies will be forced to deal with. For every lucky person who keeps their minimum wage job and rejoices in their doubled income there will be several who cannot find any work, period. You will significantly increase the class of people who are unemployable, along with all the other problems that creates. Be careful what you wish for.
Also, these small units would divert attention away from the other bargaining units the unions already represent. If officials take the eye off the ball on these bigger, more stable units they risk losing those units to decertification, further reducing cash flow and profitability of the union. Be careful what you wish for.”

One more comment on the minimum wage increase. It is basically the same fundamental tactic the United Autoworkers and other unions utilized to increase wages in the American auto industry. The American auto industry and Detroit today are a foreshadowing of the affect significantly raising the minimum wage would have on the entire American economy.

Big labor also has been supportive of the President’s executive order, granting amnesty to up to 5.5 million undocumented workers, thereby giving them the ability to legally enter the workforce (see Unions launch recruiting push for immigrants protected by Obama actions). On the surface, this may seem to be a great opportunity for new union members as the big labor bosses would utilize information from the Administration and union foot soldiers to identify these people, help them assimilate into legal jobs, and then use pressure to help them force unionize the employers. However, many of these people will be utilized by companies as independent contractors (see Open Borders Costing American Jobs and Depressing Wages). Big labor will in effect spend a lot of time and money in an effort to force unionize these people at the risk of taking its eye off the ball and disenfranchising and losing a large part of its current membership.

Unfortunately, the big labor Gasping Dinosaurs seem incapable of changing and embracing the need for change. Instead they continue to expose the fact that It’s All About the Dues Money, by utilizing member’s dues as political donations to elect politicians thus expecting political favors in a desperate attempt to protect their lifestyles and reverse the decline of union membership (see Big Labor’s Top 100 and If This Is True, The Amount Of Money The UAW Uses On Politics Is Shocking). Combined with the President’s amnesty and minimum wage agendas reversing union decline is truly a conundrum for the big labor bosses who seem incapable of working legally and professionally within the parameters of the free market system to be successful (see The 2014 Union Corruption Report: A Year In Review). Instead of polishing its approach and providing a quality product people would embrace, Big Labor continues to utilize unsavory political favors and bully tactics in a futile attempt to rebuild its membership at the expense of its current membership. It is Time for Republicans to Go On the Offensive with its majority in both Houses. They need to come to the aid of Americans, defund the Rogue NLRB and stop the Death by a Thousand Cuts being perpetrated on American employees and employers. There is no doubt that Unions Face Challenges in 2015. It is time to add to big labor’s conundrum!

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