Obama's top union stooge at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) revealed this week he will be "cracking the whip" to ram through one more major Big Labor power-grab by the end of the year.
And American workers will bear the brunt of the damage when NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, a former union lawyer, crams through yet another backdoor payoff to the union bosses.
You see, just a few months ago, the NLRB proposed a radical change to union certification election procedures that would open up workers across the country to harassment and intimidation by aggressive union organizers.
Under the proposed rules, union organizers would ambush workers with quick-snap elections.
The scheme denies employees sufficient time to counter union-boss propaganda, educate themselves and coworkers about the effects of unionization, and organize in opposition to the union.
In addition to your National Right to Work Foundation's formal comments, Right to Work supporters and other concerned citizens sprung into action during the public comment period.
Over 65,000 comments poured in -- the vast majority against the proposed scheme.
In fact, after only 17,000 comments had been filed, one former Board member told the press that he hasn't seen the public turn up the heat on the NLRB like this in almost 40 years.
But despite the strong public outcry, the two former union lawyers on the NLRB are desperate to advance ambush elections by the end of the year.
With the 2012 elections less than a year away, the unelected bureaucrats in the Obama Administration know they are running out of time to pay back the Big Labor bosses who spent over a Billion Dollars in 2008 on politicking.
But there's another reason Mark Pearce is "cracking the whip" right now.
On December 31, the term of NLRB Member Craig Becker expires, leaving the board with only two members -- short of the three the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year the Board needs to make rules and issue decisions.
As you may know, former SEIU and AFL-CIO union lawyer Becker infamously called secret ballot elections "profoundly undemocratic," and grassroots opposition to his appointment stalled his nomination in the U.S. Senate.
After President Obama installed Becker as a recess appointee, Becker has made a mockery out of the Obama White House's toothless ethics policy by refusing to recuse himself from cases in which he has clear conflicts of interest.
Notably, Becker has participated in cases involving SEIU affiliates and local unions.
But as the Wall Street Journal pointed out, "No one understands better than Mr. Becker the deep organizational and financial ties between the SEIU and its locals, having been the attorney who crafted national legal strategies for use by SEIU locals everywhere."
Now before Becker's term expires, Pearce and Becker are pushing to speed one more job-killing Big Labor payoff through the Board.
National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys have opposed ambush elections and other power-grabs at the NLRB every step of the way.
Your continued support allows the Foundation to devote the resources we need to expose these behind-the-scenes maneuvers in the press and challenge them in court.
Thank you for your partnership in these trying times.