Video: President Obama’s Summer Assault on American Jobs

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, National Labor Relations Board

President Obama’s NLRB & Their Summer Assault On American Jobs

From the Workforce Fairness Institute.

The Workforce Fairness Institute today unveiled a new web video spotlighting President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board and their summer assault on American jobs. Highlighting his recent speech before a joint session of Congress, President Obama said “in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus, and actually do something to help the economy.”

Unfortunately, the Obama board delivered an onslaught of rulings and regulations in August that will cost American jobs and force more workers into unions.

Political circus?

The Obama Administration’s style of governance (Far Left, redistributionist ideology) has hindered American jobs and it is no laughing matter.

Poll Watch: 64% Say Boeing Should Be Allowed South Carolina Plant

Posted Posted in Boeing, National Labor Relations Board

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, accompanied by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, to charge that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is playing politics and hindering job growth because of the NLRB’s action against Seattle-based Boeing, charging the aircraft manufacturer wanted to build a factory in South Carolina, a right-to-work-state, in order avoid union problems

According to the latest Rasmussen Poll.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be upset with Boeing’s plan to operate a non-union plant in South Carolina, but most Americans think it should be allowed to.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll finds that 64% think Boeing has the right to open the plant in South Carolina while just 21% disagree. When respondents are told that the NLRB believes that opening the plant is an act of retaliation against the union, the numbers barely move. Only 17% think the agency has the right to prevent Boeing from opening the new facility while 64% disagree.

The House is expected to approve a bill barring the NLRB from getting involved with Boeing’s operation of a $750 million aircraft assembly line in South Carolina – a right-to-work state — instead of Washington State.  In April, the labor board filed a complaint against Boeing for opening the plant, claiming they did so in order to retaliate against unionized workers in Washington State for participating in numerous strikes.  Boeing attributes low costs for the plant’s location.

Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly side with Boeing on the issue while Democrats are more evenly divided.

While more than 7-out-of-10 private sector workers believe Boeing should be allowed to operate a new, non-union, facility in South Carolina, only 54% of government employees agree.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of union members agree that Boeing should be allowed to operate the South Carolina production plant.

I thought we had capitalism in the United States and not Soviet style central planning socialism?

The GOP controlled House will pass this bill and Dingy Harry Reid (Democrat Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Senator) will probably bury it in the Senate. In the meantime, the NLRB is gutted because of a lack of membership and a voting quorum.

But, never fear, this issue will rear its ugly head during the Presidential campaign.

American Business Community Launches Ads Supporting Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587)

Posted Posted in National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business, National Labor Relations Board

I had the announcement of the ad launch the other day but above is a different ad.

Here is more from The Hill on the Ads.

The ads will run in 16 congressional districts, held by mostly Democratic House members, in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Those running for the Senate, like Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), will have ads run in their districts. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), who sometimes takes union-friendly positions, is the lone Republican member who will have ads aired back home.

The radio ad campaign will cost more than $1 million, and includes a Web video and a direct-mail component. The campaign will run until the House votes on the legislation, which is expected sometime in the near future.

From the press release:

In a continued effort to rein in the aggressive overreach of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) launched an online campaign today calling on Congress to pass the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. The online campaign, bolstered by radio ads and a major grassroots effort, highlights the latest in a series of NLRB actions that are causing unnecessary uncertainty among employers while unemployment remains above 9 percent and the U.S. economy is struggling to recover.

The web ads seek to call national attention to the NLRB’s actions against the Boeing Company, which could force the closure of a major manufacturing facility at a time when a major American employer is looking to expand operations and create thousands of new jobs. The ads call on Congress to prevent the Board from dictating where businesses can and cannot create jobs in our country. This initiative brings together small business owners and manufacturers of all sizes to educate policymakers and the public on the stark economic consequences of the NLRB’s actions.

Manufacturers want to help lead our country’s economic recovery, but instead they are being met with resistance and roadblocks at the hands of government agencies like the NLRB, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. I’ve heard from manufacturers all over the country about how the actions of a handful of appointees overwhelmingly will hurt their ability to create jobs and will create uncertainty when it comes to deciding where to expand. We are taking important steps to rein in the NLRB, and we ask Congress to take action. Last week, we filed a lawsuit to stop the Board’s posting requirement rule, and we are urging members of Congress to vote to pass the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act.

Update: American Business Community Launch Ads As NLRB Attacks Jobs

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Did American business really have any choice?

In response to the National Labor Relations Boards (NLRB) onslaught of attacks on expansion, competition and jobs, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will launch a series of ads today calling on members of Congress to support the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. The multi-state ad campaign will highlight one of many recent actions from the NLRB that, if left unchecked, could result in closing a new state-of-the-art plant and the loss of thousands of jobs at a time when the national unemployment rate is above 9 percent.

The radio spots will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, calling on Congress to pass legislation to rein in the NLRB and prevent the Board from dictating where businesses can and cannot create jobs in our country. This initiative brings together small business owners and manufacturers of all sizes to educate policymakers and the public on the stark economic consequences of the NLRBs actions. Job creators are supporting this effort and speaking out against the anti-growth agenda pursued by an unelected federal board because they face uncertainty when making decisions about where to expand and whom to hire.

The conduct of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been egregiously intrusive and the President REALLY thinks his jobs program that he will announce this evening is a solution? Obama has to only look at his administration as to why American business is in trouble.

Update:

Here is more from The Hill on the Ads.

The ads will run in 16 congressional districts, held by mostly Democratic House members, in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Those running for the Senate, like Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), will have ads run in their districts. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), who sometimes takes union-friendly positions, is the lone Republican member who will have ads aired back home.

The radio ad campaign will cost more than $1 million, and includes a Web video and a direct-mail component. The campaign will run until the House votes on the legislation, which is expected sometime in the near future.

American Business Community Launch Ads As NLRB Attacks Jobs

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, National Labor Relations Board

Did American business really have any choice?

In response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) onslaught of attacks on expansion, competition and jobs, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will launch a series of ads today calling on members of Congress to support the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. The multi-state ad campaign will highlight one of many recent actions from the NLRB that, if left unchecked, could result in closing a new state-of-the-art plant and the loss of thousands of jobs at a time when the national unemployment rate is above 9 percent.

The radio spots will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, calling on Congress to pass legislation to rein in the NLRB and prevent the Board from dictating where businesses can and cannot create jobs in our country. This initiative brings together small business owners and manufacturers of all sizes to educate policymakers and the public on the stark economic consequences of the NLRB’s actions. Job creators are supporting this effort and speaking out against the anti-growth agenda pursued by an unelected federal board because they face uncertainty when making decisions about where to expand and whom to hire.

The conduct of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been egregiously intrusive and the President REALLY thinks his jobs program that he will announce this evening is a solution? Obama has to only look at his administration as to why American business is in trouble.

Obama Administration Plans To Scale Back Regulations On Businesses Called BS by Workforce Fairness Institute

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Boeing, National Labor Relations Board, Workforce Fairness Institute

The White House announced today that it will scale back regulations on business.

The Obama administration will release final plans Tuesday for ending or cutting back hundreds of regulations, an effort to reduce the burden on business and counter criticism that the White House is tone-deaf to business concerns.  Certain railroad cars won’t have to install expensive technology, hospitals will be able to skip a round of federal paperwork and low-risk travelers to the U.S. will enjoy expedited entry, officials said.  Some businesses will be allowed to file federal forms electronically.  The administration estimates that about a dozen of the changes will save businesses some $10 billion over five years, with other smaller initiatives adding to the total.  But the changes don’t affect the broad thrust of major administration initiatives that have drawn criticism from businesses, such as proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions and laws passed last year that aim to protect consumers from financial and health-insurance abuses.  The White House said it sought to eliminate ‘dumb’ rules without undermining the underlying goals

But….. the Workforce Fairness Institute is calling the Obama Administration out.

From the press release:

The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) issued the following statement and list of rules, complaints and actions President Obama can instruct Federal agencies to shed or refrain from enacting if today’s announcement from the White House concerning plans for “ending or cutting back hundreds of regulations…to reduce the burden on business” is at all serious.
 
“Today’s announcement on reduced regulations from the White House certainly appears to be nothing more than a political charade.  As the Obama Administration makes this announcement, his regulatory agencies are considering job-killing rules that will increase unemployment and force businesses to close,” said Fred Wszolek, spokesperson for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).  “President Obama may think he’s being clever, but in reality, actions like these insult workers and employers as they fail to seriously address the issues impeding job creation.  If Obama is in any way genuine, he will call on his National Labor Relations Board, National Mediation Board and Department of Labor to stop the assault against small businesses so they can focus on getting our nation’s economy back on a path toward recovery.”
 
 
Rules, Complaints & Actions President Obama Can Instruct Federal Agencies To Shed Or Refrain From Enacting
 
1) NLRB: Rescind complaint against the Boeing Company.
 
2) NLRB: Withhold issuance of ruling in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile.
 
3) NLRB: Cease activity on proposed rule closing the election window from 38 days to just over a week.
 
4) NLRB: Refrain from instituting organizing elections that are offsite or employ electronic technology.
 
5) NLRB: Withdraw decision requiring employees who objected to paying full agency fees for nonrepresentational purposes to renew annually.
 
6) NLRB: End lawsuit against states that passed constitutional amendments defending the secret ballot.
 
7) NLRB: Cancel judgment allowing third party contractors to access private property to organize workers and distribute materials.
 
8) NLRB: Annul decision allowing large inflatable rats to be displayed outside businesses for the purpose of intimidating workers and customers.
 
9) NMB: Retract rule changing nearly a century of precedent in the airline and railroad industries whereby a majority of workers were required to form a collective bargaining unit.
 
10) NMB: Stop frivolous investigations against airlines and job creators.

 
Inflatable rats?

Yeah, this is just a re-election ploy by Obama to say one thing and then continue on with their policies of destroying American business.

If anything can be said of President Obama he certainly has negatively affected business in this country. I don’t think this puny and late effort will gain much traction, particularly when the flap with the NLRB and Boeing Corporation continues over their South Carolina airplane plant.