I was recently sent this letter from the National Right to Work Committee and just wanted to share it with all my readers.
The "Death of Right to Work."
That's what the Wall Street Journal calls the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) attempt to do what the Big Labor bosses have been dreaming of for decades -- destroy the Right to Work of every worker in every state in the country.
And unless you act TODAY, I'm afraid they just may succeed!
As you know, in 2009, the airline manufacturer Boeing announced it would open a new plant in the Right to Work state of South Carolina, employing over 1,000 men and women.
But since South Carolina is a Right to Work state, the Big Labor bosses at the International Association of Machinists union can't force the workers to pay up or be fired.
Furious, the union bosses have filed an "Unfair Labor Practice" charge against Boeing -- demanding that the plant be shut down.
And President Obama's appointees at the NLRB are more than happy to oblige.
In fact, the NLRB's acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, recently filed a complaint against Boeing asking a judge to stop production at Boeing's South Carolina plant and force Boeing to transfer the manufacturing to Washington -- a forced-unionism state.
If the Big Labor bosses get their way, it is likely the 1,000 workers will be laid off and forced into the unemployment lines.
And it gets worse.
The Wall Street Journal called the complaint "The Death of Right to Work" because if the NLRB can stop a business from operating in a state simply because that state prohibits compulsory unionism, companies and workers will have nowhere to flee from forced-unionism tyranny.
And the stage will be set for the National Labor Relations Board to DESTROY every state Right to Work law in the country.
You and I cannot let this happen.
The Obama bureaucrats at the NLRB cannot be allowed to dictate to companies where they can operate, or to workers for whom they can work. But they will, if you, and millions of Americans like you, do not mobilize to stop them.
That's why it's vital sign the petition to your U.S. Senators IMMEDIATELY.
You see, the NLRB's charges are completely baseless. But by forcing Boeing to spend millions of dollars defending themselves, the Board has effectively scared thousands of other companies out of moving or expanding into Right to Work states.
Fortunately, there is a bill in Congress to order the NLRB to stand down.
The Job Protection Act (S.964) simply says that employers have the right to open businesses and hire workers wherever they think it makes sense to do so –- and the Obama bureaucrats at the NLRB won't be able to sue them for making the sound economic decision to move to a Right to Work state.
As you'll see, the petition urges your Senators to support the Job Protection Act to forbid the NLRB to persecute Boeing or any other company for creating jobs in Right to Work states.
The fact is, the NLRB is one of Big Labor's most effective accomplices in increasing its forced-dues power.
And over the past few years, Obama's NLRB has repeatedly ruled against workers who have tried to exercise even their most basic rights.
Whether these workers sought to dismiss unwanted union "representation" or attempted to stop their forced dues from being used to elect handpicked Big Labor politicians, the story was the same -- union-label NLRB appointees sided with their Big Labor allies in favor of compulsion.
And since the 2010 elections -- it's only gotten worse.
You see, with the political winds shifting in our direction, the union bosses know they're going to have a hard time ramming their radical agenda through Congress.
So they're depending on Obama's hand-picked bureaucrats at the NLRB to expand their forced-dues empire through regulatory fiat.
And this current action against Boeing, as bad as it is, is just the tip of the iceberg.
In fact, the Big Labor bureaucrats at the NLRB are scheming to impose most of Big Labor's agenda on the American people, including:
The good news is, there is one way you and I can stop Obama's NLRB from forcing more workers under Big Labor's forced-unionism grip.
And that's by mobilizing the millions of Americans who oppose compulsory unionism to turn up the heat on Congress to shut down the rogue NLRB's bully tactics immediately.
The Job Protection Act will block the Board's attempt to force Boeing and other companies from Right to Work states into forced-dues states.
And shutting them down on this fight will discourage the Board's bureaucrats from risking their careers to concoct new schemes to bring more workers under Big Labor's thumb.
But passing the Job Protection Act won't be easy.
That's why I hope you'll agree to chip in with a contribution of $10 or more to the National Right to Work Committee.
Through direct mail, email and telephone, our plan is to mobilize up to ten million Americans to expose the NLRB's schemes.
And that's just our initial push.
We'll also hold press conferences in targeted states calling on Congressmen and Senators, by name, to slash funding for the National Labor Relations Board.
And then, funds permitting, we'll run hard-hitting newspaper, radio and TV ads in the crucial few days just before the vote in Congress.
If Big Labor's NLRB gets away with their attempt to bypass Congress and RAM Big Labor's agenda down the throats of the American people, it will deal a crippling blow to our already-struggling economy.
And millions more Americans will be forced to pay tribute to a union boss just get or keep a job –- if they can find a job at all.
That's why I hope you'll consider chipping in with a contribution of $10 or more.
President Obama's allies at the NLRB are doing everything they can to increase Big Labor's power over workers and employers all across the country.
Your support is critical to stop them.
So please, sign the petition to your U.S. Senators IMMEDIATELY.
Please act today!
P.S. The NLRB's attempt to force Boeing to move jobs from a Right to Work state to a forced-dues state is outrageous and extremely dangerous. Congress must pass the Job Protection Act to bring this rogue agency under control.
So please, sign the petition to your U.S. Senators IMMEDIATELY!
And if at all possible, please chip in with a contribution of $10 or more.
The National Right to Work Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to combating compulsory unionism through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to compulsory unionism and, at the same time, enlist public support for Right to Work legislation. The Committee's mailing address is 8001 Braddock Road, Springfield, Virginia 22160. The Committee can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-325-7892. Its web address is http://nrtwc.org/
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