Saturday, September 8, 2012

NLRB Loses Court Challenge Over Secret Ballots

Just one unlawful act of many by President Obama this year delivered control of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to his union boss backers. His intent was to stack the board with hard left radicals to make it easier for them to unionize the private sector. - Doug Ross

Therefore, in an act unprecedented in all of American history, President Obama unilaterally declared the Senate in recess over a long weekend earlier this year (though it clearly was not) and named his radicals through recess appointments.

Fortunately, some of the courts have not been cowed: A federal government agency [the NLRB] lost its court challenge of an Arizona constitutional amendment that guarantees workers in the state can vote by secret ballot on whether to join a union.

NLRB Loses Court Challenge Over Secret Ballots - Melanie Trottman/Wall St. Journal

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said in a statement that the judge’s decision is a “stinging rebuke to an outrageous National Labor Relations Board attack” on the sanctity of the secret ballot.

Voters in the state of Arizona approved the amendment to the constitution on Nov. 2, 2010. Similar amendments were approved at the time in South Dakota,Utah and South Carolina, but the NLRB said it would only selectively file lawsuits because of limited resources.