Obama to Give Unions a Veto Over Where a Company Can Set Up Shop via AmericaC2C

Obama to Give Unions a Veto Over Where a Company Can Set Up Shop

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If you own a company and want to relocate to another part of the country, Obama wants you to know that you have no right to decide where that location will be. Obama wants you to know that only a labor union can make that decision. You have no say in the matter.

At least, that is what Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) wants to do with a new rule that would give unions veto power over where a company re-opens its doors.

The goal, of course, is to destroy the economies of right-to-work states and force them to allow destructive unions to hold sway over their business sector or risk economic ruin.

Currently it is perfectly legal (not to mention moral, I might add) for a company to decided it wants to close its facilities in one part of the country and move some or all of it’s business to another part of the country. We call it the free enterprise system.

Certainly it is a moral right that the owner(s) of a company should have the right to make such a decision, wouldn’t you think?

But Obama wants to end that common American right of business owners to decide where they want to do business.

This change in the moral right of businesses is being proposed by Obama’s extremist general counsel to the NLRB, Richard Griffin, who wants to force all businesses that already have a unionized work force to go hat in hand to its unions and ask *pretty please* may the company move, say, from Michigan to North Carolina.

The effect of this new rules change would force businesses to stay in failing situations and in economic conditions that are strangling them. It will prevent a company from being able to make the dynamic changes needed to try to stay in business. This rule will certainly further destroy our manufacturing sector.

Now, as Peter Schaumber noted this week, the U.S. Supreme Court has already spoken to the right of a business to make its own decisions. The SCOTUS said that the NLRB must respect “management’s [need] to be free from the constraints of the bargaining process to the extent essential for the running of a profitable business.”

And all this to protect Obama’s beloved, anti-democratic, anti-business, anti-capitalist, un-American union pals.

It is also important to remember just who this Richard Griffin is. Griffin, Obama’s appointee to the NLRB, is a long time Big Labor operative as a high ranking member of the International Union of Operating Engineers–a union that runs thick with ties to organized crime.

NLRB plans on stopping businesses from ever moving

by bunkerville

How soon are we going to realize that we are living in a totalitarian state? The infamous NLRB that Obama has pinned his high hopes on destroying any vestiges of a free state is back at it and wants to condemn businesses from ever moving their business. I was surprised to read at present, the Courts can already mandate a business remain in its present location. And just who is Mr. Griffin?

Mr. Griffin previously served as General Counsel for International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).  He also served on the board of directors for the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, a position he held since 1994.  Since 1983, he has held a number of leadership positions with IUOE from Assistant House Counsel to Associate General Counsel. From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Griffin served as a member of the board of trustees of the IUOE’s central pension fund.

Unions can contest the employer’s decision, but they have no right to participate in it or otherwise delay it absent a court order enjoining it.

Richard Griffin, the new general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, wants to give unions a veto over a unionized employer’s decision to relocate. If Griffin has his way, and he most assuredly will, some unionized businesses will be pinned in place at the discretion of their unions.

Griffin’s intent was disclosed in a memorandum he sent the agency’s regional directors ordering them not to act on cases presenting issues “of concern” to him — and there were many such issues — without receiving guidance from his office. Griffin’s guidance will be to order an employer to be prosecuted not on the basis of what the law is but on the law as Griffin would like it to be. This will give the board an opportunity to change the law.

Under current law, it is perfectly legal for a unionized employer to relocate some or all of its facilities and eliminate bargaining-unit work if the move is motivated by economic gain — not by a desire to retaliate against employees for their union activities and support. A desire to escape the consequences of unionization, particularly high labor costs, is considered an independent, innocent motivation, not an unlawful one. Big Labor loathes this law; Griffin intends to help unions nullify it.

Under longstanding NLRB law, a unionized employer is not required to bargain with the union over a relocation decision that is motivated by labor-cost savings if the employer determines that bargaining would be futile — that the union could not offer labor-cost savings that could change its decision. Unions can contest the employer’s decision, but they have no right to participate in it or otherwise delay it absent a court order enjoining it.

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3 Responses to Obama to Give Unions a Veto Over Where a Company Can Set Up Shop via AmericaC2C

  1. Gunny G says:

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  2. bunkerville says:

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