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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 08:30 AM
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http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/195443-unions-cr...

If Brian Hayes resigns, it would effectively quash a long-sought change to union election rules.

The labor movement is crying foul over a resignation threat from a member of the National Labor Relations Board that would effectively quash a long-sought change to union election rules.

NLRB member Brian Hayes has threatened to resign because of a proposed rule that would speed up union elections, according to a Nov. 21 letter from Democratic NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce.

If Hayes resigned, his absence would essentially shut down the NLRB and prevent a Nov. 30 vote on parts of the proposed rule.

The backlash to Hayess threat from unions has been intense, as a long-held goal of simplifying and speeding up union elections would be stopped in its tracks by the maneuver.

We think its really terrible to shut down a government agency over ideology, Peter Colavito, director of government relations for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), told The Hill. Im really struggling to find precedent for this. Its really an outrage as an attack on workers rights.

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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 08:42 AM
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1. OMFG the comments on that ...
I scanned through two pages but couldn't go on ...
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GrantDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:20 PM
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4. Mind-numbingly stupid comments indeed.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 08:54 AM
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2. This is just getting down and out ugly
It seems as though the Republicans will stoop to any low to make sure government simply breaks down and falls apart. :puke:
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 11:30 AM
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3. ...And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care...
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 11:32 AM by Earth Bound Misfit
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