So Much for a "New" D.C.

President Obama’s decision to name Wilma Liebman as chair of the National Labor Relations Board is not a welcome sign for workers. Liebman has a long history of support for Big Labor going so far as to denounce workers’ choice as an “individual rights regime.” She will certainly use her position, not to protect workers, but to push the collective agenda of the union bosses.

Without a hint of sarcasm, Liebman issued a statement accepting Obama’s nomination that said, “Democracy in the workplace is still basic to a democratic society. . . . ” As a strong proponent of eliminating the secret ballot for workers, Liebman apparently does not believe that a free and fair election is an essential part of the “democracy” she is professing to appreciate.

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