House Amendments Would Protect Workers From Big Labor

A number of House Republicans have introduced amendments to the Continuing Resolution now on the House Floor(H.R. 1) that would serve to protect rank-and-file workers from Big Labor and and their hand-picked Bureaucrats in the Obama Administration.

Tom Price (GA-06) introduced Amendments 578 and 410, to de-fund the radical National Labor Relations Board (NRLB).  Ever since President Obama’s recess appointment of SEIU lawyer Craig Becker to the NLRB, the Board has been on a crusade to advance the tyrannical power of Big Labor to force itself on unwilling workers.  Through efforts to promote “Card Check,” make desertification elections harder, and claim powers beyond their statutory authority, Becker and a majority of the Board have showed an arrogant contempt for the rule of law.  This amendment would put them out of business.

Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) introduced Amendment 255, to prevent the NLRB from advancing Big Labor’s “Card Check” agenda.  Congress refused to pass the “Card Check” bill last year, But Big Labor hasn’t given up on the idea, and is now quietly moving to implement as much of that agenda through the NLRB bureaucracy as it can.   This amendment will be helpful in preventing them from doing so.   No worker should ever be forced to accept a union as their bargaining agent, but if it’s going to be done, workers must at least have the protection of a secret ballot vote, so they can vote their consciences without a union thug looking over their shoulders.

Frank Guinta (NH-01) introduced Amendment 166, that would prohibit funding for contracts under union-only “project labor agreements,” which discriminate against the overwhelming majority of the workforce that has chosen to work without a union.

Todd Rokita (IN-04) introduced Amendment 209, which would require union officials to do their union work on their own time, instead of on the taxpayer’s time.  It is an outrage, particularly in these difficult times, that we have been paying people for conducting the business of their unions instead of doing their jobs.

Everyone should contact their Congressman and ask him to support these amendments.