Ugh. Can I gain entry into a civilized country by claiming need for political asylum from this one (the US)?
The NLRA mortally wounded the American Labor Movement. Stopped it dead in its tracks in 1935, which was its true purpose. No European style General Strikes Boycotts or Wildcat strikes here in the 'land of the free"..None of that "bolshy" radicalism for the mericcan labor movement. Our workers do what they are told...and anyway,tactics that work would just be unfair to sensitive capitalists.They are vastly outnumbered after all, and the commoners are mean enough already. Just LISTEN to all those hurtful things they are saying about the poor bankers.Boo Hoo Hoo. Maybe abolishing that law would be helpful, but you can damn well be sure they will replace the existing handcuffs with tighter ones. The problem is not the law per se, the problem is turning over our authority to some star chamber that is not there to serve our interests. The problem is that labor needs to start fighting for its interests again - the law is there to restrain labor,not capital.
As long as LABOR as Union continues to morph into an intermediary business in itself, often separated by safety barriers from the actual labor it represents it will find it easy to blame the past and the NLRB for its own failures to actually represent and take on the serpent. The divide and conquer rules of engagement by the consortium of representatives for corporate interests are united by money interests. precedent setting courtroom failure has been more accurately placed at the failure of resources from fragmented, factionalized and sometimes "fictional" representation from Labor. Of course this is largely because localized and segregated from each other as they are, Union representative rarely agree to support each other financially or reach into their OWN pockets.
Unions have to stop living in the past and creating fictional meanings by "fixing" the past. The past labor groups were activists to the death...forget about today's standards of work week warriors ...and hold the contract negotiations...I have my vacation this week...mentality. Unions need to be revamped on a confederation basis where egos and cults of personality are dropped into the past and the reality of fighting corporations and their friendly courts are made the priority, along with EXPOSING THE POLITICAL NAMES of crony politicians, exposing Union Busters and educating the public about this billion dollar industry of festering fraud that is allowed ...permiotted by labor...to operate with virtual impunity...as "part of the game" ...; and finally by hiring the legal specialists that are now running unemployed from the Universities to represent a new level of true political labor organization in this great nation...WE could show the world ...if we would get out of the past and get off the ego ranks of personality cults that are rum running labor representation in this country.
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