Maybe the NLRB might be up to something. Let a scarecrow from National Review tell the tale:
"Today the NLRB announced proposed changes to union-election procedures, the effects of which will dwarf the importance of the Boeing case and substantially increase the number of unionized workplaces. In a nutshell, the NLRB’s proposed rules would implement “quickie elections,” a process that would allow unions to organize a workplace as easily as they could have had the Employee Free Choice Act (also known as “card check”) passed...This is a very big deal. "Details?
"The proposed rules would.. shorten the time period between the filing of a petition for a union-representation election and the actual conduct of the election.... to a mere 10 –20 days."Here comes the best part, the patented NR yellow-journal move, the panic-button moment:
"The union win rate will far exceed [the recent] 68 percent. In fact, it’s likely that many employers will choose to not even go through the expense of an election that he’s sure to lose, but will simply voluntarily recognize the union upon a showing of authorization cards."Help! Help! Run for the gold, Binkers! The end of corporatism as we know it is near! Wages will soar... work effort swoon... operating margins go bright red... beer wagon horses will win seats in the US Senate, dogs dance with blondes.
One only hopes that at least one or two plethoric old porkers will get their final apoplexy from this item.