By Victor Skinner
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently released a report that shows the states of Pennsylvania, California, Illinois and Nevada all exempt unions from their anti-stalking laws. It’s a shining example of how Big Labor bosses have manipulated their sponsored lawmakers to ensure that their members aren’t held accountable for labor activity that would get others in hot water with law enforcement, according to the Washington Examiner.
“Unions have long argued that they need to be able to access … workplaces and contact information of workers, including home addresses, to be able to convince them to joining. This is intended to balance against the fact that management has a captive audience when talking to its employees,” the site reports.
“The Chamber dryly noted in the study that the mere fact that these exemptions had to be written into the law shows how close some union tactics come to behavior that would be illegal in any other context.”
We believe the special exemptions are also a clear indication of the strong influence Big Labor unions have over their sponsored lawmakers.
By exempting union officials from stalking and harassing employees, lawmakers are perpetuating a system of forced unionism that not only further erodes the credibility of unions, but also affords them undue influence in statehouses, municipalities and public schools to promote their self-serving agendas.
It quickly becomes obvious when looking at states like Wisconsin, where public sector union membership has been made optional, that unions are far less relevant than they would like the public to believe. After Wisconsin’s laws changed, thousands fled their unions.
It has the same story in Indiana and other states that given employees a choice when it comes to union membership.
Without the law on their side, union bosses would be forced to play by the same rules as everyone else – and that would be bad for union business.