WFI - President Obama’s NMB & NLRB Compete For Job-Killing Title

Regulatory Agencies Reward Union Bosses, Punish Workers
Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2011) – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today issued the below statement in response to the National Mediation Board (NMB) following up on the actions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and attacking an American employer:
“There is a closely watched match playing out in Washington, D.C. to determine which one of President Obama’s regulatory agencies is the biggest job-killer.  It is hard to determine whether the National Mediation Board or the National Labor Relations Board has a more radical agenda intended exclusively to ‘payback’ union bosses, while hurting employees and employers,” said Fred Wszolek, spokesman for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).  “Just yesterday, Big Labor’s subordinates at the National Mediation Board launched a frivolous investigation against an airline because its workers rejected the entreats of union bosses seeking to stuff their coffers.  After changing a rule in place for nearly a century requiring a majority of workers to vote in favor of creating a collective bargaining unit, the National Mediation Board’s forced unionization campaign against airline and railroad workers continues.  Irrespective of which regulatory board is the biggest job-killer, what is clear is that President Obama will need to address the destructive policies of his agencies as he seeks support from workers and job creators in an effort to maintain his own employment next fall.”
National Mediation Board Follows National Labor Relations Board’s Lead And Attacks Employer:

“The National Mediation Board said Wednesday it will conduct a full-blown investigation into allegations by a flight attendants union that Delta Air Lines Inc. interfered in last year's fractious organizing drive at the world's second-largest airline by traffic. … Delta is the only major U.S. carrier to remain largely nonunion.  The probe could heighten political scrutiny of the NMB, amid allegations by Republicans on Capitol Hill that the federal agency has a pro-union bias.  The National Labor Relations Board, which oversees other industries, also has come under fire from Republicans in recent months for pro-labor rulings.  Last month the NLRB challenged Boeing Co.'s plans to add a non-union production line in South Carolina, bypassing its unionized plant in Washington state.  Last fall, unions lost their bid to represent 50,000 Delta flight attendants, ramp workers and reservation and gate agents.  It was the largest such referendum at a U.S. company since more than 70,000 workers organized at a Ford Motor Co. plant in 1941.” (Mike Esterl, “Delta Probed On Union Drive,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/1/11)