Frankly, I'm disgusted -- but not at all surprised -- by the union-boss thuggery on display at a downtown New York City hotel.
With free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation attorneys, a group of SoHo Marriott workers has filed a flurry of unfair labor practice charges against New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council Local 6 union organizers for a prolonged campaign of intimidation and harassment.
Union officials have used video cameras in employee changing rooms, accessed employee lockers and handled employees' personal possessions, and have even resorted to verbal abuse.
Union organizers even took photographs of front-desk clerk Gisel Rodriguez without her consent while she was changing her uniform in an employee changing room.
"I was wearing my uniform pants and my bra and holding my shirt to put it on when they started snapping pictures," Rodriguez told the New York Post.
"I have no idea what [the union organizer] could be doing with the pictures, and I think that's the worst part,"
Disturbingly, the ugly campaign of harassment and intimidation has been aided by a so-called "neutrality agreement" between union organizers and Marriott officials.
The backroom deal allows union organizers unfettered access to the employees in order to install a union in the workplace while denying independent-minded workers' attempts to meet on company grounds to organize in opposition to the union.
Marriott workers are being subjected to a vicious campaign of intimidation –- including sexual harassment –- at the hands of forced-due-hungry union bosses and with the approval of weak-kneed company officials.
Despite the odds stacked against them, the workers unanimously signed a petition showing that they do not support the union hierarchy's presence in their workplace.
Yes, you read that correctly: EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE wants to remain independent and nonunion, but still the union siege continues.
Only now, these brave employees are fighting back with the help of their attorneys, provided by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.
Collusion like this between union organizers and company officials shows why the Foundation's strategic litigation program defending the individual rights of American workers is so vital.
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Union militants are threatening and harassing the courageous charter school teacher who is leading the fight to defend Wisconsin's new government-sector Right to Work law.
With free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation attorneys, Kristi Lacroix and two other civil servants filed an amicus brief and a motion to intervene against union lawyers' spurious lawsuit seeking to overturn Wisconsin's monopoly bargaining reforms.
WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported that "she has been blistered by negative and vicious emails and phone messages at school and on Facebook, including one suggesting she get protection."
Some militants have even launched a "Fire Kristi" campaign.
As you know, Wisconsin union bosses tried every tactic imaginable to protect Big Labor's monopoly bargaining power over Wisconsin government employees.
They shut down schools, bused in out-of-state agitators, and demanded their allies in the state legislature flee to Illinois to delay a vote.
Then the union bosses wasted millions of dollars -- of their own members' forced dues -- on a failed recall campaign to install a pro-forced unionism majority in the Wisconsin Senate.
Now, union hotheads are bombarding the Kenosha, Wisconsin, teacher with threats because she refuses to toe the union-boss line.
The onslaught of harassment and threats picked up after Lacroix exercised her First Amendment rights and appeared in a TV commercial supporting Governor Scott Walker, who signed the reforms into law.
Other disgraceful messages have threatened Lacroix's career. "Your best bet is to start a job search soon," one militant wrote.
Foundation attorneys are prepared to take all appropriate legal actions to defend Lacroix, and if necessary, provide for the security of her and her family.
In 2005, the National Right to Work Foundation hired 24-hour security for a North Carolina worker who received detailed threats after he successfully challenged a sweetheart deal between his employer and the United Autoworkers (UAW) union.
Union goons routinely employ violence and terror tactics against innocent workers who dare to speak their own minds.
It's vital we expose this thuggery and keep up the legal pressure against the abuses of coercive union power -- including ugly union violence and intimidation.
Originally posted by Mark Mix:
Last month, one brave worker testified in the U.S. House of Representatives about her battle against a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) "card check" campaign.
You see, Barbara Ivey came to work one morning and found out that the SEIU had been recognized as her monopoly bargaining agent.
She never voted. Coworkers reported they felt intimidated by union organizers to sign cards.
With the odds stacked against her, Ivey collected enough signatures from her coworkers to force a secret ballot vote.
And then, as she explains in an op-ed in the Washington Examiner, the Obama National Labor Relations Board canceled the vote.
Originally posted by GT500:
1) Unions and union bosses should not be allowed to participate in or donate funds to any political endeavor (including potential political candidates running for office).
2) Unions and union bosses should not be exempt from prosecution due to the actions of their members, regardless of whether or not it is considered "legitimate union business".
3) Unions should not have any say in where jobs can be created, whether or not a company should accept unionization, or whether or not someone can work for a company.
4) Unions should not be allowed to force dues from anyone, whether they are a member of a union or not.
5) Employees in a company should be allowed to dictate whether or not unionization should even be allowed in their workplace, and if a company has multiple locations then the decision should be location-dependant.
6) Union members should not be allowed to campaign, protest, publicly demonstrate, etc. for a union.
7) All members of a union should be given a 30 mandatory notice for any sort of meeting that will directly effect them and their families.
9) Unions should not be allowed access to the schedules of workers (members or non-members) or any other personal information that a worker does not specifically authorize a union to have (this policy should also be made clear to all workers to avoid unions tricking workers into providing information that they do not want to provide).
10) Unions should not be allowed to require workers (members or non-members) to sign up for or hold any sort of union cards.
11) A union breaking any of the above rules should be strictly punished, including a minimum $10,000 fine for each infraction (infractions should be broken down on a per-worker basis if there are infractions involving more than one worker, member or non-member).
I see I forgot a word in #7. I meant "30 day mandatory notice", but it sort of lost its meaning, now didn't it?
Now, you may be wondering what the e-mail said. Well, here you go:
Originally posted by National Right to Work Foundation:
In June, the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed new union certification election rules designed to grease the skids to force workers under union-boss control.
National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys combed through the proposed rules, and what they found is very troubling, but unsurprising.
And now it's time to fight back.
Foundation staff attorney William Messenger has demanded time to argue the dangers to individual workers posed by the proposed rules at the NLRB's open meeting on Monday, July 18.
In a moment, I'll show you how you too can register your opposition with the NLRB.
But first let me tell you more about the Board's new election guidelines.
Ever since Big Labor's Card Check Forced Unionism Bill stalled in Congress last year, Obama's appointees at the NLRB have been plotting to sneak as much of card check through the Board as they possibly can.
Experts predict the NLRB will soon overturn a key Foundation-won precedent allowing workers to force a secret ballot vote to kick out an unwanted union that gained control of the workplace through card check.
And now these new election guidelines are designed to make union certification elections as one-sided as possible by:
** Encouraging union operatives to conduct stealth organizing campaigns for months or even years until they collect "union authorization cards" from just 30 percent of the workforce;
** Ambushing the rest of the workforce with quick-snap elections just days after union organizers turn the cards in to the NLRB;
** Denying workers sufficient time to counter union-boss propaganda, educate themselves and coworkers about the effects of unionization, and organize in opposition to the union;
** Forcing companies to hand over to union organizers the name, address, phone number, email address, and shift schedule of each employee, exposing workers to "home visits" and other intimidation tactics.
In fact, if union bosses get wind of the possibility that they could lose the election, the new rules would allow them to withdraw their petition but save the personal contact information of each worker for a full-scale card check campaign at a later date.
You can bet that Big Labor's high command, always desperate for new streams of forced-dues revenue to spend on politicking and union-boss perks, and their allies will file comments with the Board in favor of the new guidelines.
It's vital you and I stand up and speak for the individual worker.
That's why, in addition to the Foundation's comments, I'm asking you to register your opposition to the rule change with the NLRB.
Please, file your comments with the Board today. Tell the NLRB that, as a concerned citizen, you oppose:
1) Ambush elections that allow aggressive union organizers to conduct one-sided, intimidating unionization campaigns.
Under the new rules, workers wishing to remain independent may only have days to counter years of union-boss propaganda before a quick-snap election.
2) Invasions of workers' privacy by forcing employers to provide to union organizers the personal contact information and shift schedule of each worker.
The new rules would FORCE companies to turn over every worker's address, phone number, and email address to union operatives, who can use that information to make intimidating "home visits" just before the election.
3) Abusive card check campaigns in which union organizers lie, trick, or harass workers into signing "union authorization cards."
If union operatives think they can't even win an ambush election, the new rules let them keep the contact information of every worker and launch a card check campaign later!
It's bad enough that federal law gives union bosses monopoly bargaining and forced-dues power over workers.
Secret ballot elections, with enough time for workers to collect and share truthful information about unionization, at least provide workers the ability to make an informed, private choice for themselves.
Click here to register your opposition to the NLRB's proposed union certification election rule changes.
The bureaucrats at the Obama Labor Board are out of control. Demand they stop acting as an organizing tool for Big Labor.
I hope you'll act right away.
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