Chattanooga, Detroit are you paying attention? Even after four secret-ballot votes by employees, Alabama employees cannot rid themselves of an unwanted union, the United Auto Workers union (UAW).
Just a little over a month ago, employees at NTN-Bower voted 82-50 to rid themselves of UAW union bosses. This was the fourth time the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held an election and UAW Bosses have again gone to the NLRB to get another do-over.
Since May 22, 2013, the NLRB has been setting aside (not validating) these employees’ votes.
And, it looks like the NLRB is more than willing to play along with the UAW and keep these employees unwillingly shackled to a UAW monopoly-bargaining contract and force a 5th decertification vote.
From Claude T. Harrell, Jr., Regional Director, National Labor Relations Board:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 1st day of April 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the National Labor Relations Board offices located at Ridge Park Place, 1130 22nd St S, Suite 3400, Birmingham, Alabama 35205-2870, a hearing will commence before a duly designated Hearing Officer of the National Labor Relations Board on the [UAW] Union’s Objections…
And, now Obama has vetoed legislation to stop the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule which makes it easier for union organizers to ensnare uninformed employees into contracts which clearly are exceedingly difficult to end.*
*Note: The National Right to Work Legal Defense, Inc. is helping these employees work through the NLRB maze.