Obama’s Big Gifts To Big Labor

Do you remember when there was a big uproar about the NLRB forcing employers to hand over employee contact information to unions? Nothing seemed to come of it, but that was because they were waiting until after the election. This is one of the gifts Obama is giving to his Big Labor friends.

Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported that the Labor Department will introduce a new rule requiring employers to divulge all information on labor consultants they hire. The AP also reported that the National Labor Relations Board — which is nominally independent but whose majority the president appointed — will issue a new rule requiring employers to turn over all employee contact information during union organizing drives.

Individually, these actions may seem fairly innocuous, but they represent significant stocking stuffers for union bosses. With most workers turning away from unions, Obama is stepping up his long-standing effort to keep them alive as a political force by making it easier for unions to recruit members. It is clear that the “card check” law will never get through Congress, so this is their consolation prize.

Read the whole thing, now consultants who simply advise employers on labor law will become targets of the union goons, and those same goons could come knocking on the doors of employees they want to organize.