By Matt DeLuca | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com
One of the things that really irks me about the union election process(other than the fact we have union elections at all) is the “Excelsior list” which allows unions to obtain employee’s personal info including their names and addresses.
This info allows labor unions to intimidate their employees into joining out of fear that they will experience retaliatory ‘courtesy visits’ from their buddies down at the meeting hall.
To make matters worse, the infamous National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering allowing unions access to phone numbers and email addresses, too, a move that would inevitably lead to harassing phone calls, emails, and possible cybersecurity threats for a coerced and powerless membership.
Florida Representative Sandy Adams (R-24) and 33 co-sponsors have introduced HR 3991 which would prevent this frightening ‘big brother’ NLRB regulation from taking effect. Adams’s bill is exactly the type of legislation that New Jersey Republicans in the House should support, Save Jerseyans.
In the Garden State, we have seen first hand the damage that renegade unions can inflict upon both the public and private sectors. Allowing Barbara Keshishian and her ilk to access private information without members’ consent would be unacceptable and dangerous. Hopefully, HR 3991 will make it through the House and make it to the U.S. Senate where, unfortunately, it faces a much tougher test.
But who knows; stranger things happen every day in Washington!