Corporate Buggery. The invasion of a corporate host through the lower sphincter orifice with a rod-like device through which the coffers of said host are accessed and depleted until the host can no longer survive without said device implanted.
Will the Employee Free Choice Act rise in the 111th? If so, the new mantra of labor unions will be “Either your signature or your brains will be on this card.”
Let’s just be clear: Union organizers are no more than a bunch of girls from the hood; they are cheap thugs that define success through achieving ends regardless of means; and their actions over the decades make abundantly clear that they collectively and individually lack either an intellectual or moral core. If we could peer inside a union organizer’s brain and heart, we would find that there just ain’t no there, there.
Girls. From. The. Hood.
Now that we have that clear, let’s look at one of their latest attempted scams, one that is certain to be attempted again in the 111th Congress. No, I’m not going after the Big 3 hearings in WDC. That’s someone else’s problem. The auto execs have been so holed over the years that they perceive it as their natural state: Bankruptcy is not an option, even though it would cleanse them of their union contracts. It would ruin the public’s trust in them, they say. Hunh? Their public statements concerning being out of money makes the filing a distinction without a difference. The public has already lost faith in them. It is profoundly sad to see the abused beg to stay with the abuser. Reminds me of the Patty Hearst case.
Let’s talk about the Employee Free Choice Act. Here’s the Thomas link.
The last action was in June 2007. “Cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48.”
The US Senate dictionary defines cloture as “The only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster. Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.”
So the bill sits there awaiting the Magic 60. Are there any senators that will vote against their party line on this? Yeah, just one. My own Senator Specter. Every other vote cast was along party lines. Specter has no soul. So if the dems reach 59, they effectively have cloture on any bill they want.
Congress helpfully entitled this Act as “To amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes.”
Now what could possibly be objectionable about that? We like efficiency. We like enablers (well, you know what I mean). We like mandatory things – gives us clarity.
The question is how that efficiency is achieved. The bill authorizes a helpful “card-check system.” Instead of a silly, time-consuming secret ballot, union organizers could now go around to employees of a non-union company and collect “cards” that have been signed indicating the employee’s preference on forming a union. How very helpful. I wonder if the AFL-CIO will outsource their union organizer training to ACORN.
Union Boss: Johnny Two Noses, how’d yous git all dem yesses and no nos?But it doesn’t end there. The bill also provides for civil penalties if employees are let go because of organizing activities – triple wages and civil fines up to $20,000.
Girl: I made dem an offer dey couldint refuse.
Union Boss: I don’t wanna know nuthin.
Girl: I ain’a sayin nuttin.
Union Boss: Yous be smart. Good union man.
Girl: Tanks, boss. Hey, I need a couple two tree lines on games tonight. Runnin low on foldin money. Got any NBA games in the bag?
Union Boss: Lemme make a call for you.
Girl: Tanks, boss. Try to let me know before 5 if’n yous can. I gotta go to da Catlick Mass.
Union Boss: If’n I’m late wit dem, I’ll just give dem to the priest. Ask Fader O’Malley if’n yous don’t hear from me.
What does this mean? It is brilliant. It is putting the union into a grassroots building mode – control small companies and you control the country. Small companies won't be able to pay the fines, so they will be forced to sit and watch their hard work be spread around through union thugs.
The inverse, unfortunately, is also true: Destroy small companies and you destroy the country.
It reminds me of something a cop friend of mine said: If the bad guy is within range for you to take him down, always remember that you are within range for him, too.
The Corporate Buggery Act - that's the law we should be introducing.