Many of you have probably seen one of these large inflatable rats at some businesses or construction sites. I’ve seen one of these 16-foot mega rodents in my area, they are pretty hard to miss:
They are a method of intimidation meant to shame a non-union business or company using non-union workers or paying lower than union wages. However, according to union expert Labor Union Report via a tweet on twitter, those “rats” are not made by union workers. Oh, the hypocrisy.
And if that’s not enough, consider the National Labor Relations Boardâ€™s painful-to-watch attacks on Americaâ€™s right to work. Whether itâ€™s setting up these giant inflatable rats, passing regulations as punishments against businesses, or trying to skip the appointment process in order to get radical partisans on the board, the current NLRB has shown no shame in promoting Big Laborâ€™s agenda.
The 5- member NLRB has ruled that the rats are allowed as a protest tactic and are not coercive. Members Craig Becker and Mark Pearce along with chairman Wilma Liebman stated the rats are not confrontational, as is picketing.
But in the opinion of one former board chairman, Peter Schaumber:
â€œThe board is taking startlingly aggressive positions aimed at augmenting union power,â€
Last week on Capitol Hill before the House Education and Workforce Committee an Indiana businessman testified tactics used by SEIU members against his business in 2005 were “ruthless” and cost him $1 million and a four-year battle. The hearing was called in part because of the clash between a new Boeing plant in South Carolina and the NLRB. The NLRB is now dominated by Obama appointees.
Committee Chairman Rep. John Kline (R-MN) had this to say in the Daily Caller:
“Typically, when itâ€™s a Republican administration, Democrats claim that workersâ€™ rights are being denied, When itâ€™s a Democratâ€™s administration, Republicans [do similar things.] When itâ€™s a Republican administration, Democrats call for hearings on board members and Iâ€™ve complained about it. And, now, with this administration, I think we have an outrageous overreach of the Board.â€
The following question was asked in a national survey:
Which possibility concerns you more: the federal government has too few regulations to hold private businesses accountable, or that the federal government has too many regulations that hurt the economy?
Those advocating for bigger government and more regulations will be dismayed at the results: clearly the majority are more concerned about the latter. By a margin of 55 to 36 per cent.
Wonder if the unions are using non-union workers to blow up those non-union-made rats to protest the non-union businesses.
Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks