Big surge for Big Labor?
New rule speeds up union elections at work
- Duration 9:07
- Date Apr 28, 2012
New rule speeds up union elections at work
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There's been labor about to see a big server tiger on glad to have him Neil Cavuto -- box on top of union power that is over the top.
The senate saying yes to -- union elections at the workplace come Monday Pennsylvania Democrat saying no.
-- this congressman who did not otherwise and now now.
Reports that the president's reelection campaign is giving union representatives -- private -- war.
Of the Democratic National Convention site in Charlotte in exchange for maybe some big money.
When it is all making Charles Payne wearing big.
We're also doing bus stops David down Adam Lashinsky.
And -- against.
-- It's it's quite simple this is the ultimate power grab onto combination -- across corporate profits are gonna instill.
Not competitive rules and in the workplace.
I think -- -- to keep a mediocre workers then you're gonna hold back great workers it's going to be an absolute catastrophe look at every industry where unions have done very well.
-- auto makers we see what happened in the -- to see what happened there public governments we see what happened there it's an absolute no brainer but you're right they had a fantastic we get any amendment to -- They sit down -- with the South Carolina think so union's great week for them.
Just because of forgot Boeing didn't.
Reminder that you know it's -- -- go go about its.
-- -- -- themselves you know look I we're.
But -- -- the market is a bit for now it's -- unions but not -- -- did exactly all right.
On the that would make not only the the broadside just from paying out of the blue here but I'm behind.
On this issue that is good -- for unions I mean about many unions and we.
Reflects in big time.
Well I had I think this is what journalists call -- dog bites man story this is exactly what you would expect it's not a surprise that the president.
Is close -- labor unions.
Nor is it on toward -- labor unions who.
Set to go after a politician.
That it believes is not -- -- -- but I'm not just -- case of the domestic example already committed 400 million dollars to the president's reelection efforts right and now the president goes back to them.
And my convention to -- c'mon I -- that that that now you're getting a little but I got a little way.
You're not but in all seriousness I -- any special interest any special interest group right left center marsh and you know it enforces its votes according to you know its interest so -- blowing up and without it Boeing picked up.
The -- the -- of fees.
On the last Republican events and you would be apoplectic.
That they picked up the theme as well I mean that they may contributions.
Of the Republicans in accordance with the campaign was still -- -- -- -- Adam you realize that they can't make contributions to this campaign or to at least in his convention isn't that the is that the dirt is the dirty so doings here.
That you have you but they can pay for -- -- you can pay for the catering but you can't you can't pay for this convention but you know the unions can do what ever they want it does Charlie I think these laws are ridiculous I I was successful IR IR what they are I'm proud that we were having an impact on you because you actually called the -- special interest.
And I think the the the notion that I got an opry was and that it's -- notion that the president treats them as a partner.
Indeed in building jobs to observe listen I'm a union guy I I don't think it's absurd but it is absurd because he's he's told he's holding he's basically picking winners and -- and in -- While my dad was who was that there are not knowing now that's very different now but -- I you set on a union I am because I lovely.
I know I had no problem at that that that.
You just set on you but I -- or not you're not I am a unique argued that policy you do it's hard to me tell you wanna be tattooed on the union local authority to.
Would wire and metal -- -- union right here but okay -- but you're not a union I am okay.
I mean -- -- there aren't a bad accident at the -- what do they invented the but I have a member of Screen Actors Guild writers guild of America west.
And American federation of television radio artists look.
The long -- grant reunions is extremely bad they are in terrible problem there updating boards in the US he has already is a few hundred million dollars in campaign.
There it to reverently declining -- you think about what they're like in the 50s60s.
Even early seventies there nothing that they get out of the brunt.
Let out a public -- enough -- but the public -- what you need to do that then I would say that it's dangerous to now under estimate the power unions.
Which we're seeing with say governor -- case it going it again then moving through rescind his effort to restrict collective bargaining.
Again with Scott -- are.
The government there and the recall election and the power of the president to give more power to the unions you don't -- card check I said this years ago you can have rulings like the one from an -- labor relations board to make it easier to -- that's exactly what I -- -- -- better.
-- resume bargaining we've got a governor Scott -- -- go ahead that you.
-- -- with all due respect today -- There and did Charlie that in the long term trend and it and everybody with all due respect the longer grad reunions is still distinctly negative I -- -- -- a few dollars here and there -- I got my OK I don't have the long term threat of that but but Uggla wounded animal can be about it and go yeah.
I private sector unions or public sector unions obvious problems equities are strong but that is a very small part a little bit -- Here's the thing though but they've been his right it would be just a natural attrition yes they're baiting America has rejected them when you have a White House when the White House says.
-- now you must unionize and L.
NLRB steps in there it says.
You must cut deals with the unions that changes everything by the way it ourselves or whatever I could -- you must argue voice why I would say the larger than everybody else has been.
That that debate with all due respect they have not said you must unionized and cited her last -- -- and -- -- -- there's such a small portion of this country.
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-- went out there in certain state our size unions are much more powerful in certain states and and -- I mean public sector unions won't do what he's saying this in a letter to governor.
I think -- a civilian did that and I -- it raises -- -- I agree to a all the above that that that the unions are not what they weren't they are weaken over time just by attrition to Charles point and just -- -- numbers of and that they're losing that.
But but they are leaving behind.
Legacy costs that are staggering.
Pension costs that are staggering obligations that are staggering and growing.
And unless we get that under control.
And to try to rein it in.
It doesn't matter whether there are three -- guys -- or union guys like.
Charlie gets some stimulant in their heart the bottom line is so what it's going to be a financial debacle.
It's burdensome to business it's burdensome to job creation and to -- point.
Just because unions have been in decline doesn't mean that with democratic power behind them.
And vice Versa doesn't mean that they would continue to ended and that right sec hey you can powerful friend that let you -- -- you -- wide because it.
They control certain states why is California.
In such -- you know what.
Cause a public sector unions and IIE I don't think you -- -- Jimmy Hoffa.
What's going on California and in New York State what we have fiscal problems in the states is because public's and you don't unions.
Put the governor and put the key put the legislature into office so.
I think two things first -- we we we are as a country addressing this pension issue -- it's partly union issue.
It's partly a management issue I mean that these deals were given they were just know.
In -- we are -- that -- is that we actually addressing this is tell that would -- like these are currently napoleon's tonight instead of but the bottom line well we need to do something formal order that we're doing -- -- around the edges are talking about -- -- this is not doing and he.
So I won't I won't disagree with you on that but you -- reasoning well the -- it.
The way to solve that problem is to eliminate union rights would not be my approach to solving that -- step to solving that problem.
It's just anywhere addressing this issue of the union power -- -- wages it has gotten yours stagnant they have not risen in real terms -- -- -- 73 corporate profits are staggeringly high why -- -- -- concerned about the wages and union workers.
-- corporate profits are doing so well because then I'd rather -- -- wire we hammering that you were you at all a concern bad when Boeing was.
Hell for wanting to open -- you guys I don't like that -- that was let's NLRB council did there was an outrage to our web world and outsourcing are more a -- has an absolute outrage that is our union members.
Getting good wages.
Good for the union members I'd say and it -- -- while they last union members say well last computer.