Sunday, October 02, 2011

Unions Turn More to Thuggery

My file is full of actions of thuggery similar or worse than this these violent actions.


"You guys slash my tires, stab me in the neck, try to beat me up," the construction company official explained to the union organizer.

Given all that, he asked, why should the company hire such aggressive union militants?

"The positives are that the negatives you are complaining about would go away," the union operative reportedly replied.

According to the Buffalo News, the "negatives" include hot coffee thrown at independent-minded workers, sand dumped into the engines of company vehicles, and the wife of a company representative threatened with sexual assault.

And the union toughs just might get away with it.

You see, ever since the Supreme Court's infamous 1973 Enmons decision, union bosses have been granted immunity from federal prosecution for acts of violence and vandalism they orchestrate in the so-called "pursuit of legitimate union objectives."

AFL-CIO union lawyer Jonathan D. Newman told the Buffalo News that "we simply want to make sure that the [federal law] is not interpreted in a way that could have a chilling effect on legitimate union activity."

The union violence in Buffalo is hardly an isolated incident.

As you may recall, the Associated Press reported that hundreds of Longshoreman union militants held security guards hostage for hours at the Port of Longview in Washington State on September 8.

Union thugs reportedly committed numerous acts of vandalism and violence including breaking windows, cutting brake lines on railroad cars, and threatening police officers with baseball bats.

Weeks later, local police have only made two arrests in connection with the September 8 raid.

And now Longshoremen union officials have launched a Wisconsin-style recall campaign against the county sheriff investigating the raid.

Union officials know that if they intimidate local authorities, they can get away with anything.

The loophole in federal law ensures that union officials who may have orchestrated and encouraged the union violence may never be brought to justice, especially where they can intimidate and use political connections to stop local or state prosecutions.

That's why the Freedom from Union Violence Act (FUVA) is so vital. To learn more about FUVA and how you can help urge Congress to take action, please click here.

Your National Right to Work Committee has an aggressive plan of action to force the politicians in Washington, D.C. to stop turning a blind eye to union violence.

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