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Board Changes Unionization Rule



May 10, 2010

The National Mediation Board has changed a rule making it easier for labor unions to unionize a workplace.  According to AP, the Board "would recognize a union if a simple majority of those voting approve organizing. The old rule -- in place for 76 years -- required a majority of the entire work force to favor unionizing. That meant workers who didn't vote were counted as 'no' votes."  As in all things electoral, it's your vote.  Make it count.


 

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Submitted by Jeff at: May 12, 2010
NYBuckeye -- the change is apparently aimed at the transportation industry (railroads & airlines).

Submitted by Florida Jim at: May 12, 2010
If the idea of a Union is so great why must the rules be turned on their head for the vote? Unions have caused the debacle in every state and the national government for unfunded pensions and health care which Obama is desperately trying to rectify through payoffs for campaign contributions. Unions= socialism see Greece riots. The only beneficiary of a union is the leadership.

Submitted by NYBuckeye at: May 11, 2010
... for Federal civil service employees.

Submitted by NYBuckeye at: May 11, 2010
Under Title 5 USC this rule has been in effect since at least 1971.