A labor requiring employers to post notices in the workplace informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act has big business in a hissy fit.
Take a minute to let that sink it.
A rule that requires a business to make sure their employees are aware of their rights has them all hot & bothered. Yeah, they aren’t some heartless, soulless, greedy bastards.
From Dave Jamieson @ the Huffington Post:
The federal labor board announced Thursday that it has finalized a rule requiring employers to post notices in the workplace informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The poster will be a modest 11 by 17 inches, similar to the Department of Labor notices already posted in workplaces across the country, and it will be provided free by the federal government.
Business groups and their allies are furious. They say that the rule is too onerous, and that it benefits labor unions.
The poster hubbub may be just another sign that the NLRB can’t do much of anything these days without infuriating the business community. A high-profile complaint filed by its general counsel against the Boeing Company earlier this year has rallied Republicans and business trade groups against the NLRB as well as the White House.
New rules proposed by the board that would streamline the union election process have also angered the right. Some Republican leaders have gone so far as to threaten defunding the labor board.
The fact these assclowns could get so irate over the thought of American workers having the audacity to be well-informed of their rights just goes to show George Carlin had it right all along.