An action alert from Senator Rand Paul (R):
“I owe these unions.” President Barack Obama couldn’t have stated it any more clearly.
And after spending an estimated BILLION dollars to re-elect Barack Obama and maintain control of the U.S. Senate, the union bosses couldn’t agree more. They’re wasting no time demanding PAYBACK.
Top AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka has already made clear that he expects Big Labor’s Card Check Forced Unionism Bill to be a top priority in Obama’s second term. Not only that, Trumka threatened to use his forced-dues political warchest to oust any member of Congress in 2014 who stands in his way. Since Barack Obama doesn’t have to face the voters again for re-election, the union bosses understand this may be their last — and best — opportunity to make Card Check Forced Unionism the law of the land.
As you know, if “Card Check” passes, workers would no longer be able to vote for or against union boss “representation” in a secret ballot election. Instead, the union bosses would intimidate workers one-on-one — or three-on-one — into signing so-called “union authorization cards.” And, of course, Big Labor has yet another ticking time bomb hidden in the “Card Check” legislation. If the union bosses can drag out negotiations with an employer past 90 days by making outrageous demands, Obama Administration bureaucrats will have the power to use this so-called “problem” as an excuse to write a new labor contract and force its terms and conditions of employment upon those workers.
So you see, not only does Big Labor want to strip workers of the right to a secret ballot but also of the right to vote on their own contracts as well! Can you imagine the kind of damage that would do to our already-fragile economy? I know I can. In fact, some folks ask me from time to time, “Senator, how could the President and Congress even consider a bill like ‘Card Check’ with the economy the way it is?” What I tell them may be hard to stomach, but it’s the truth. If “Card Check” passes, it would mean billions more dollars for the union bosses’ coffers. Billions more that will be spent on politics. We’re talking permanent political power …
… After failing to pass most of Big Labor’s agenda — including “Card Check” — during his first term, President Obama is anxious to payback his Big Labor benefactors. As he told the former Russian President, “I’ll have more flexibility after the election.” And you can be sure the union bosses are going to double-down in their efforts to make sure “Card Check” happens during Obama’s second term.