NLRB To Sue Two States Over Secret Ballot

2011 April 26
by bc3b

Barack Obama sees the government as a tool to reward supporters and attack opponents. We’ve seen it continuously in the two plus years he has been the country’s President:

  • The Stimulus was designed in large part to benefit labor unions. In addition to construction projects, school boards, state and local governments have taken advantage of it to maintain the jobs of union workers. Some school districts actually used Stimulus funds to fund teachers’ pay increases.
  • Obama’s Department of Justice refuses to prosecute the New Black Panther Party when it intimidates voters in Philadelphia, yet it jumps in with both feet when Arizona tries to enforce immigration laws
  • Now it appears that Barack Obama’s weapon of choice is the National Labor Relations Board. Last week the NLRB filed suit against Boeing for wanting to operate a plant to produce the 787 in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. This week the NLRB announced plans to file suit against two states (Arizona and South Dakota) because they require secret ballots in union elections. Imagine – secret ballots. That’s not how we do it in Chicago.

The National Labor Relations Board, which under Obama has launched an assualt on workers and businesses at the behest of unions, is planning to sue two states that have constitutional amendments protecting workers’ rights to a secret ballot in union elections, the New York Times reports.

According to the Times, the NLRB put Arizona and South Dakota on notice in a letter sent Friday, warning that it planned to sue the states because they passed amendments prohibiting unionization through “card check.” The “card check” procedure allows a site to become unionized if labor leaders can collect signed cards from 50 percent of the employees, plus one. It denies workers access to a secret ballot, enabling for rapid unionization at the federal level.

With the Obama administration unable to enact a federal law on card check, it’s seeking to undermine secret ballot elections through the regulatory route.

Separately, the NLRB last week launched a lawsuit against Boeing for building a non-union factory in South Carolina to service a backlog of orders, even though they had already built the new facility and hired 1,000 workers for it.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner:
69 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 April 26 1:39 pm
    justrand permalink

    it’s not like Unions have a history of intimidation or anything.

    Geez…….WTF is wrong with this President?? (answer: EVERYTHING!)

  2. 2011 April 26 1:41 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I am wondering how many Obama voters no longer think he’s the “cool, black dude.”

  3. 2011 April 26 2:00 pm

    nice montage.
    I saw the former head of the NLRB on some show over the weekend lambasting the current actions against Boeing and some other issues as complely baseless and politically motivated.

  4. 2011 April 26 2:10 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Feel free to steal the montage.

  5. 2011 April 26 2:39 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Obama…….well, not so super smart after all.

    Ace of Spades has an interesting post today relative to the academic performance of the Won. Looking at Harvard’s affirmative action programs and the years they were in effect, some of his conclusions (or guesses) are:

    Obama got Honors by being in the top 76% of his class.
    Obama got on Law Review by being in the top 25 of those students selected.
    Obama got President of the Law Review because he’s black.
    Obama has an IQ of maybe 116.

    Maybe Trump’s right when he says Obama is not that bright.

    The records are in lockdown. That means we can guess all we want.

  6. 2011 April 26 2:44 pm

    These oligarchs are trying to do bureaucratically what they couldn’t do legislatively. I doubt the courts will deep six the secret ballot.

  7. 2011 April 26 2:50 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Being smart is wasted on an Ideologue.

  8. 2011 April 26 2:53 pm

    Prayer for the obumbler:

    Psalm 109:8 ~ “Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward to replace him.”

  9. 2011 April 26 4:10 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

    — Theodore Roosevelt

  10. 2011 April 26 4:23 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Today, for the first time, gas is above $4 a gallon at most statione in the Detroit area.

    If you don’t eat, drive or fly you hardly notice inflation.

  11. 2011 April 26 4:27 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    $4.18 in Muskegon County on L. Michigan today.

  12. 2011 April 26 4:40 pm

    Bachmann must be doing another fund-raising push, I see she called twice while I was out today.

  13. 2011 April 26 4:44 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Obama and the democrats can harp all they want about inflation being low BUT the public knows they are lying. All they need to see is the price of FOOD & ENERGY to know what the real rate is.

  14. 2011 April 26 4:52 pm
    justrand permalink

    apparently the only item left on the Inflation Index is 8-Track Tape Players…thus there IS NO inflation!!

  15. 2011 April 26 4:54 pm
    bc3b permalink

    MI Conservative –

    $4.03 – $4.09 in Detroit.

    Enjoying the playoffs?

  16. 2011 April 26 4:55 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    Don’t forget housing – down another 3% in February.

  17. 2011 April 26 5:07 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    That is of course the problem with composite indexes. A drop in one stat in the index hides rises in other stats in the index.

  18. 2011 April 26 5:08 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Oh, $3.80 around DFW for regular.

  19. 2011 April 26 5:11 pm
    justrand permalink

    geez, drdog, buy me a couple gallons and mail ’em to me! If they announced $3.80 in the Bay Area they have to hire riot-police to control the crowds.

    if folks here haven’t watched the video on the previous thread please do so. watching the Left cover and kiss Obama’s ass will make ya sick…but watch anyway

  20. 2011 April 26 5:13 pm

    This is a porn free zone.

  21. 2011 April 26 5:15 pm
    bc3b permalink

    A lot of gas cost differential is because of state taxes:

  22. 2011 April 26 5:16 pm
    bc3b permalink


    This is a porn free zone.

    Don’t tell Eph.

  23. 2011 April 26 5:21 pm

  24. 2011 April 26 5:23 pm
    bc3b permalink

    In keeping with IP’s “porn free zone,” here’s a pictorial from the Toronto Sun, hyping the city’s new Lingerie League football team:

  25. 2011 April 26 5:34 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I think IP was comparing the porn to cheap gas. 😉 These days a $1 drop would be a pornographic event.

  26. 2011 April 26 5:34 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    `A League of their Own`?

  27. 2011 April 26 5:36 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Nice, B3.

  28. 2011 April 26 5:39 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    It hurts to say this

    We get the government we deserve. If the voters don’t learn anything from the asshole in the white house and the asshole still in the senate, we are lost.

  29. 2011 April 26 5:39 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – how much is gas going to rise IF they cut the subsidy that Obama wants to cut?

  30. 2011 April 26 5:44 pm

    With oil prices at these levels they don’t need any steeenking subsidy. The problem lies in restricting production.

  31. 2011 April 26 5:48 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    GN, IP is calling it about right.

  32. 2011 April 26 5:57 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Pat Buchanon slams Crissy Mathew: You are supposed to be a journalist,why are you not asking the question trump is:

  33. 2011 April 26 6:00 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    If president Obama (piss be upon him) would sign an executive order tomorrow removing all the restrictions on Oil producing, by that same day oil will drop a dollar, maybe two.

  34. 2011 April 26 6:10 pm
    justrand permalink

    Glenn Beck’s show tonight was one of his best…and is worth watching and keeping.

    He covered the “45 minute challange” that drdog mentioned earlier, and showed some charts that will scare/shock you.

  35. 2011 April 26 6:13 pm
    justrand permalink

    and Beck correctly calls the birth certificate thing what it is: a DISTRACTION!!! and EXACTLY the distraction that Obama wants and NEEDS.

    Every second that America can be diverted from looking at or thinking about what he is doing to our country is a victory for HIM.

    Obama is destroying our country…and the media is having a field day painting Republicans as “nuts”. The LEFT is keeping the birth certificate thing alive…the LEFT.

  36. 2011 April 26 6:20 pm
    justrand permalink

    oh, and just to finish pissing everyone off…

    PBS host Tavis Smiley: “2012 will be the most RACIST election ever

    Apparently it is impossible to oppose ANYTHING Obama does or even CONSIDER voting against UNLESS you are a “racist”!!

    Amazing…and here I thought their “Race Card” maxed out in the last election.

  37. 2011 April 26 6:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    JR, I think the Race card did max out. But when all you got left is Race then that’s all you are going to point at your opponent. Even if it is empty.

  38. 2011 April 26 6:44 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    JR, We warned the country that as soon as he starts faltering, the libs and extreme black people would pull the race card.

  39. 2011 April 26 6:45 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Hell, they even pulled it onBill Clinton, who was their hero.

  40. 2011 April 26 6:50 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    This passport crap is rediculous.

    Luckily I held a diplomatic passport at one time, and probably would not have a problem, but there is not way I could answer those questions. I have slept since then.

  41. 2011 April 26 6:53 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    We have been told for thirty years that it would take 10 years to produce enough oil to supply the country. If we had started then, we have been using our own oil for the past twenty years and would not have all these deficits.

  42. 2011 April 26 7:06 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Folks, 2012 is going to be a barn burner….


  43. 2011 April 26 7:09 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    So right about using the race card. They are doing everything possible to divide this country. Like that woman in Germany, can the people not see what is going on.

    For Obama, the democraps and his supporters this is not going to end well.

    For people like Smiley – keep poking, keep pushing keep shoveling your shit – people are going to remember you and your ilk.

    People need to go back and study history. People don’t forget and people don’t forgive either.

  44. 2011 April 26 7:14 pm
    judyt2009 permalink

    Ironic at times and yet so obvious… before opening the comments first thoughts were

    it’s not like Unions have a history of intimidation or anything.

    Geez…….WTF is wrong with this President?? (answer: EVERYTHING!)

    But of course these are the thoughts we would have ..great minds and all. Thanks JR

    I wondered about who is still drinking the kool-aid, or if enough of those confused voters had gotten over the novelty of Obama and come to terms with the reality that there was nothing cool about him…. lol. Thanks Bc3b.

    I found it amusing, but not unexpected as we are all pretty smart folks here (okay the occasional troll drops by and lowers our mean IQs) So my mind immediately slips to thinking that we obviously see through Obama because he isn’t as smart as so many claim, but everything is relative and those who gush about Obama’s intelligence would comparatively appear so from their perspective. And what pops up next but Mullet’s post that pegs Obama’s IQ at about 116. I’ve seen an analysis of Obama’s intelligence before by those who are familiar with testing folks based upon an analysis of their speech and writing. I’ve seen it pegged from 109 to 119, but never higher. Thanks Mullet.

    But there is so much more than just straight IQ testing. Years ago there was a book about EQ …emotional intelligent quotient. The theory was that a person can be very intelligent but if their EQ was low then it would cause their IQ to drop several points. Considering Obama’s immaturity I would say he is pushing double digits. Lord knows most of his supporters are struggling to think beyond room temperature.

  45. 2011 April 26 7:19 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    pistachio’s will be going up in price Aussie crop with 40-100% crop failure due to a fungus.

  46. 2011 April 26 7:26 pm
    judyt2009 permalink

    Obama is an idiot… oh sorry….stating the obvious.

    First, the oil depletion allowance helps those independent small, wild cat oil producers. It allows those small producers to have sufficient resources to continue their exploration and development of new sources of oil and gas as previous production is depleted.

    Second, again Obama’s perspective is out of is ass. Obama views that everything … every dime we earn, every asset we own belongs to him (not necessarily the government … but him) and that it is up to him to decide what we are allowed to keep for ourselves. Furthermore, that portion that we are allowed to keep is a gift from the government, instead of the fruits of our own labors, the accumulation of our own savings, the profits from our risks.

    All praise and thank the merciful Obama for his countless blessings upon our worthless souls. [spit] He really does think he is “god”. I can’t wait for him to come face to face with the real deal… just before he gets booted to be with his own.

  47. 2011 April 26 7:30 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    An another at a West townhall —

  48. 2011 April 26 7:34 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    An effort to evict the career Pol —

  49. 2011 April 26 7:39 pm
    mulletover permalink

    A $4 billion subsidy in the oil industry is a small drop in a large bucket, but, to the larger question, how is raising cost on the producer going to result in a lower price to the consumer?

    The next election is going to turn on pocketbook issues, and who is feeling the pain. Demogoguing (sp) such an nothing issue is not going to help Obama out of this tar pit.

    Milk. Bread. Gasoline. Rent. Cotton undies.

    Look at those trends, and see what your dollar is purchasing.

  50. 2011 April 26 7:39 pm
    judyt2009 permalink

    #36 — just like the national credit card that Obama has not only maxed out but continues to keep raising the limit and charging it to the max again. The race card limit keeps getting pushed higher and higher by those who have nothing. Nothing to defend in Obama’s actions, no fault with out complaints… all they have is their puny attempt to intimidate by playing the race card and hoping the same “white guilt” that they road into the White House can be manipulated a second time.

    I would hope that $4.00+ a gallon gasoline would burn off most of that falsely created “guilt”.

  51. 2011 April 26 7:44 pm

    Them leftist skanks are real boner killers. Just proves the maxim that lefty fems are fugly futher muckers.

  52. 2011 April 26 7:47 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – its getting hot out there and its only April. Can not wait until August.

  53. 2011 April 26 7:48 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Judy, at $5/gal I hope it is seared in their brains….

  54. 2011 April 26 7:52 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    GN, you bet.

    I fully expect to see in short order news reports of restaurants curtailing certain services as they can’t get the bus and line chef help to show up. When gas is $5-6/gal and you are only making $10/hr and you are only part time 20hrs a week it does not pay to even show up.

    Book it Dano!

  55. 2011 April 26 8:02 pm

    Brains?? they got no steeenking brains

  56. 2011 April 26 8:03 pm

    Expect to see the independent truckers to take fewer trips as well.

  57. 2011 April 26 8:08 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – as gas goes up, it eats into one’s discretionary spending. Less eating out, less of everything that is not essential. More contraction of the economy. Then people have hours cut which means even less money to spend. Downward spiral.

    As price of diesel increases it impacts everything that is shipped (specifically food).

    This summer could get real interesting.

  58. 2011 April 26 8:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    IP, sorry forgot they all have lobotomies.

  59. 2011 April 26 8:56 pm
    justrand permalink

    when gas hits $6 a gallon look for Lord Obama to ride to the “rescue” with a low-income “gas subsidy”.

    Vote for ME…and I’ll pay you!”

  60. 2011 April 26 8:59 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    JR, something like this?

    Hey if they can ration health care, they can do it for fuel as well can’t they??

  61. 2011 April 26 9:01 pm
    JustMary permalink

    We have already cut back as far as we can for now. I am reserving small ticket items until desperate times call for them. When we get down to bare bones, we’ll change our food habits to more closely match what they were when we first got married- soup and mac and cheese. Not looking forward to gaining a bazillion pounds, but whatever, full tummies will be the name of the game. We have that to do though- what about folks who are already at the breaking point? What can they change? If the answer is nothing, I expect things to get really ugly.

  62. 2011 April 26 9:03 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #59 Super. :/ Then all the hoopties will be the only cars on the road; driving to the store to get their free food. This while the middle class sits at home wondering if they have enough fuel to get to work to pay for the moochers to get their free $#!@.

  63. 2011 April 26 9:08 pm
    justrand permalink

    The bitch in the Congressman West video is Nicole Sandler, formerly of Air America

    Rent-A-Mob is in full swing!

    We, as a nation, are BLESSED to have Americans such as Col. West standing up for us. God bless and protect that man!!!

  64. 2011 April 26 9:17 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #47 You gotta love liberals. They can do whatever they want, and you just have to take it. Epic tantrums when they realize this isn’t always the case.

  65. 2011 April 26 9:30 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    She was a bit of a ditz in the video. When the cop was hauling her away she was trying the ‘I was attempting to have a dialog’ shtick. Take a look at the other video. That guy in the black cap has bought the Dim talking points hook, line and sinker. Maybe you could take him fishing and throw him overboard??

  66. 2011 April 26 9:49 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    apparently the only item left on the Inflation Index is 8-Track Tape Players…

    You let out my secret. Planning for the post-apocalyptic financial Dystopia I’ve been secretly hoarding the one remaining tangible item that will surely have remaining value to establish a new currency, the 8-track tape. I’ll corner the market and the world will be mine…

  67. 2011 April 26 11:08 pm

    34 – huh? That one was even easier effort to fill out then what I recall my original application taking.

  68. 2011 April 27 4:02 am
    drdog09 permalink

    KH, 67,

    As I recall my original passport did not ask any biographical questions about my parents the year before or after my birth, just what was on the birth certificate itself. Imagine if you were an adopted child or orphan. How would you complete this?

  69. 2011 April 27 6:07 am
    judyt2009 permalink

    Forgers have completed their work — Obama will display original birth certificate at 0930 EST…lol … how about the college transcripts A$$hole…. or maybe just your LSAT… I am dying to tell people I scored substantially higher on LSAT than the POS-POTUS. But then again, my friends will not consider that much of an achievement.

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