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  •  it's really not standard at all (0+ / 0-)

    The NLRB was deactivated by Bush and hardly was alive under Clinton.

    This is a big story.

    •  March 2010. (3+ / 0-)

      The recess appointments were a huge story then, and a justly celebrated one.

      Fifteen months later, the specific actions of a functioning NLRB shouldn't be so newsworthy, and the Republican attempts to politicize them are the big story. Unfortunately.

      •  it's been a big story in the RW and business press (0+ / 0-)

        for months and months. Not so much here though.

        •  Tis true. (0+ / 0-)

          The business media and conservative press has been hammering the NLRB story from Day 1 of the Obama Administration.

          But, as pointed out elsewhere here, most of the coverage has been in the context of the contest between the the national Democrats and the national Conservatives, and has had almost nothing to do with labor law or labor rights.

          •  I've never really understood why the wingnuts are (2+ / 0-)
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            Fed up Fed, SunsetMagnolia

            so gaga over labor unions anyway. We have the lowest percentage of unionized workers by far of any industrialized country, most of our unions sold their balls to management decades ago anyway, and the few who didn't were defanged when the NLRB ruling about "permanent replacements" took away their strike weapon and left them completely powerless.

            The anti-unioners are foaming and ranting at a boogie-man that simply no longer exists. I wish the union movement were even one-twentieth as powerful as the wingnuts all seem to THINK it is.

            •  Authoritarians need authority (0+ / 0-)

              Unions are, by their very nature, anti-authoritarian.  Oh, and the big brains at Heritage and Cato told them that unions are bad.  That's really all the thinking they had to put into it.

              Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.

              by Fed up Fed on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 08:07:57 AM PDT

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            •  here are three reasons: (0+ / 0-)

              Three important reasons the conservative go nuts about unions:

              1) Fomenting union fear generates cash contributions from their most important donor base: Big Corporations

              2) Socialism. Conservatives genuinely believe that unions are socialistic, or worse. This, of course, is based on a profound ignorance on the way that unions operate in America.

              3) Democratic Party. Conservatives believe that organized labor is financial engine of the Democratic Party. Their theory is that that if you shut down the engine, and Dem Party becomes becomes completely powerless.

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