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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:10 AM

Senate votes to kill a labor board rule that unions backed

Source: AP

BY ANDREW TAYLOR

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it.

The 53-46 vote sent the legislation to the House, where approval is also assured.

But President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the measure, and the Senate's vote indicates that supporters are far from the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override him.

The AFL-CIO has praised the rule. Senate critics say it would permit what they call ambush elections that limit the ability of businesses to defeat certification elections. Bill sponsor Lamar Alexander says the rule would shorten the time between a union petition and a representation election from the current median of 38 days to as few as 11 days. Labor organizers, however, may take as long as they like building support for the union before petitioning for an election.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_LABOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT



Also see this post from the White house Blog: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026314662

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:18 AM

1. Another one for Obama veto pen, for sure...

 

*DING*

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:35 AM

2. My gawd, he better damned veto it.

Filthy fuckers...lets these damned employers do all their bullshit for a longer period of time before a vote.

Wake the hell up America...Pukes and Baggers will kill us, one way or another.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 01:41 AM

3. Justice delayed is Justice denied

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 10:07 AM

4. Hope & change.

 

I "hope" he veto's it, but he has not been the most Labor friendly President, TPP for example.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:47 AM

5. What ever happened to a good look at labor?


You know what was promised at the beginning of the first term for labor.

How much do you figure that labor helped Obama in his two terms as Pres?

The problem is that not only us, but the idea of the middle class goes away when you don't have a union shops.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:49 AM

6. Ambush elections??? -

The only people being ambushed are the AMERICAN people from the right wing and greedy corporate hogs!

For ALL Union members - just an FYI - check with your union reps and make sure you are signed up for Union Plus - so many benefits - as an affiliate of the AFL-CIO - we just took advantage of a benefit from Union Plus completing (and taking 2% from big bank w/2% reduction on mortgage..) our refi with wells fargo, who is a partner - surprise - surprise...

A PROUD UNION MEMBER!

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