ON-Lion Letter
In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced new guidelines that will give union organizers the upper hand over independent-minded employees in representation elections. 

The new rules dictating how union organizing elections are conducted are designed to dramatically shorten the time individual workers have to share information with their coworkers about the effects of unionization.  They were rushed out before former Service Employees International Union (SEIU) lawyer and Obama recess appointee Craig Becker's NLRB term expires, at which point the board will drop to two members and no longer have a quorum necessary to take any action.

"Christmas came early for Big Labor as the Obama Labor Board has once again given union bosses increased power to ambush workers into dues-paying union ranks," according to Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation Legal Defense Foundation, which is supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.  "The NLRB's new ambush union organizing election rules make union organizing campaigns even more one-sided and stifle the rights of employees who may oppose unionization in their workplace.

"This power grab reminds us once again that the Big Labor-dominated NLRB and in fact federal labor law is not written and enforced to help workers but to empower union officials with unique and damaging privileges designed to bolster their power and revenue," Mix said.
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