As noted in a previous BigGovernment posting
, the Obama NLRB has literally chosen to shred secret ballots and thus democracy in the workplace. In what clearly was a gift to Big Labor and its collusive agreements with certain employers, the NLRB took away the right for employees to have a secret ballot election immediately following a coercive union ‘card check’ drive. In addition, it retroactively took action and cancelled secret ballots that had already been cast or were set to be cast.
Barbara Ivey of the forced unionism state of Oregon and her co-workers were victims of the totalitarian NLRB actions. On August 26th
, as Big Labor Attorney and NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman’s term expired and she slinked back to her Big Labor law practice, the NLRB voted
to repeal “DANA rights” in its Lamons Gasket
Mrs. Ivey was invited by the Education & Workforce Committee to testify
about her shock that the U.S. government took away her right to a secret ballot, especially since the NLRB had earlier said she had the right and had scheduled the vote only days after the fateful Lamons Gasket
decision. She and her fellow employees never got a chance for a secret ballot to vote, and now she will be forced to pay tribute to an SEIU union boss in order to keep her job.
The video above is taken from the Education & Workforce Committee hearing
where the Obama NLRB usurpation of power and destruction of individual liberty is on display. Because of this decision numerous secret ballots that have already cast in workplaces across the country will never be counted. The ballots reportedly are currently stored at NLRB, then will eventually be shredded or disposed of in another manner.
To borrow from the Wisconsin union thugs, “This is what DEMOCRACY looks like” in an Obama Administration!
What were known as “DANA Rights” occurred when the NLRB voted 3-2 to overturned its policy of denying employees any access to a secret ballot vote over unionization after a union is recognized pursuant to the controversial “card check” organizing process. The ruling came in two high-profile cases brought by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys for employees at two automotive suppliers (Dana and Metaldyne) who found themselves organized by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. “DANA Rights” required the NLRB to give employees notice that they have 45 days after a card check recognition to file a decertification petition to obtain an election to vote out the unwanted union. Interestingly, these rights were granted prospectively, but removed retrospectively by the NLRB. )