June 23rd was the 63rd Anniversary of the Taft-Hartley Act. Why is that such an important date? Because right now history is repeating itself. At that time the Oval office was occupied by a Progressive. Sound familiar? Though Truman vetoed the Taft-Hartley Act, Congress overturned the veto understanding that the ruthless tactics, utilized by unions to organize employees needed to be stopped! Congress created the Secret Ballot Election, and implemented several other changes in the National Labor Relations Act, to protect Employee Rights. Unfortunately, despite the wailing of union bosses, Congress did not go far enough, so today unions still enjoy broad protection under the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and are able to conduct ruthless Corporate Campaigns against employers.
Despite a continued unlevel playing field tilted in the favor of unions, union representation has decreased from approximately 35% of the work force to 12% of the work force (a large percentage of whom are public employees). Why? Because employers understand they need to value their employees, and many government agencies such as EEOC, OSHA, and DOL have been created to address employee grievances. Unions understand history and believe Card Check is the key to their future survival! The President wants to give it to them under the guise of social justice. In his arrogance, the President believes most people don’t understand history or the potential ramifications of Card Check so he can effect the return of Card Check in one form or another!
Please read the attached link and ask yourself if you want this history to repeat itself. Remember, for unions and the President this is only about power and money, not social justice and the everyday American!