Obama panders to unions by cutting off information to workers

posted at 12:19 pm on January 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Remember when Barack Obama and his administration tried excusing the rescinding of the Mexico City policy on the basis of free speech and keeping women well informed of their medical choices?  Apparently, Obama has less concern over American workers than foreign women.  According to CNN, Obama will sign an executive order reversing a requirement to inform unionized workers that they have a right to decertify (via The Corner):

President Obama plans Friday to reverse an executive order allowing unionized companies to post signs alerting employees that they are allowed to leave unions.

Critics of the order said that while unionized shops were allowed to let workers know they could de-unionize, non-unionized shops were not required to post information telling employees they could unionize. …

Another order would require service contractors at federal buildings to offer jobs to qualified current employees when contracts change. A third would require federal vendors with more than $100,000 in contracts to post workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

Another order would prevent federal contractors from being reimbursed for expenses that were intended to influence workers’ decisions to form unions or engage in collective bargaining.

So American workers should not know that they have the right to de-unionize?  Obama wants to keep Americans in closed shops ignorant of their choices?  Keep ‘em barefoot and enlslaved to the Union Boss Bills of the world?

Just detecting another whiff of inconsistency in Hope and Change ….


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This is the first step of a Marxist Totalitarian; to control all information. The second step is to silence all dissent.

Classic Soviet tactics. Apparently, communism never died, only the Soviet Union. Now Obama wants to bring back those days.

ThomasB. on January 30, 2009 at 2:49 PM

LimeyGeek on January 30, 2009 at 2:48 PM

LOL You’re a baaaad man!

Laura in Maryland on January 30, 2009 at 2:59 PM

I’m thinking we should change him to King Obama instead of President. After all, he seems to have absolute authority to do anything he sees fit.

jeanie on January 30, 2009 at 3:15 PM

I’m thinking we should change him to King Obama instead of President. After all, he seems to have absolute authority to do anything he sees fit.

jeanie on January 30, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Same could be said for Bush/Cheney…

The Dean on January 30, 2009 at 3:24 PM

LimeyGeek on January 30, 2009 at 2:48 PM

LOL You’re a baaaad man!

Laura in Maryland on January 30, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Limey must be on a role today. Someone said that on another thread already.

Count to 10 on January 30, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Smell the Change ™

Mason on January 30, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Been seeing TV ads for the “Employee “Free” Choice Act”, or whatever it’s called, I mix up his efforts to destroy the economy with his efforts to destroy the children…

Change is in the air. And it stinks.

OH, rats, just saw Mason’s “Smell the Change ™”! Very good. Very very good, where’s our T-shirts Dude?

Maquis on January 30, 2009 at 4:55 PM

The unionbusters are getting mighty nervous seeing their own tactics used against them.

Dirty pool is fine for them, but a Cardinal Sin That Must Be Stopped for unions.

How about a compromise solution that disarms both unions and those who want them gone, at the same time? It would make the negotiations a lot closer to “good faith” if nobody had thugs to bring to the table.

sethstorm on January 31, 2009 at 12:44 AM

He’s good at cutting off information. Anyone even know what any of his people are even doing? His do-nothing press briefings by that one goof seem pretty worthless.

johnnyU on January 31, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Want to see where our country is headed? Go back to the future with this slightly long, but incredibly prescient and worthwhile video interview with Yuri Bezmenov.

It’s not too late to take our country back!!!!

redfoxbluestate on January 31, 2009 at 12:38 PM

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