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  •  He very likele is. Government is not supposed to (13+ / 0-)

    take sides in a decision that belongs to the workers themselves. During an organizing drive in Worcester, MA, a charge was filed by the company when Rep Jim McGovern made the rather benign statement "If I were a worked here I would vote for the union." The charge was dismissed, however, probably because McGovern chose his words carefully to make it clear that he was speaking as a private citizen.

    Corker's statement is much more blunt.

    "If you love your Uncle Sam bring them home, bring them home." - Pete Seeger.

    by brae70 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 08:40:41 AM PST

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    •  I'm a labor lawyer, and I assure you he isn't (2+ / 0-)
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      Tom Anderson, brae70

      The NLRA doesn't apply to third parties (unless they are acting as agents of management or the union, and even then, only the employer or union would be liable for the third party/agent's acts).

      The charge against Rep McGovern was probably dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.  Or perhaps, because it didn't state a claim for a violation of the Act--a Congressman saying he'd vote for the union has no tendency to interfere with employee free choice (see NLRA Sections 7 and 8).

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