Recent National Labor Relations Board actions have revealed some disconcerting truths about the vision of the Obama Administration. The litigation against South Dakota and Arizona over union laws prove that the Chief of State and his appointees do not believe in basic Constitutional liberties enjoyed by the people of the United States. Americans value their own individual responsibility, and they understand that the state’s ability to intervene in citizens’ affairs must be strictly limited if people are to remain fundamentally free. Though some Americans may argue for increased government intervention, the recent encroachment by the NLRB on the right to a secret ballot election has taken the majority of Americans by surprise.
Big Labor first attempted to do away with the secret ballot election in Congress by proposing the Employee Free Choice Act. Failure of EFCA has not deterred the efforts of Big Labor and the Obama Administration from using unelected officials of government agencies to limit worker freedom.