Rep. Kline opens new front on labor fight

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 5, 2011 - 11:01 PM

His bill would slow union votes; it came as GOP seeks to make organized unions an key election issue.

  • 102
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
barb_hOct. 5, 11 8:14 PM

I suppose he now feels he has to do something since his election will be coming up again... let's not go out on a limb now Mr Kline....

62
26
cashncareyOct. 5, 11 8:15 PM

Thank you Rep. Kline for standing up for the true American workers.

41
104
fasOct. 5, 11 8:16 PM

Be careful what you wish for.

37
17
fishheadOct. 5, 11 8:18 PM

First they came for the public unions. Then they came for the private unions. Next they'll come for you. Gone will be the 40 hr week, overtime pay, and the minimum wage. Occupy Wall Street!

109
38
mybootstrapsOct. 5, 11 8:18 PM

So when did the NLRB become an advocacy group for Unions?

50
25
pollypaOct. 5, 11 8:20 PM

he is not one of the 99%

68
15
wplettfanOct. 5, 11 8:26 PM

Mr. Kline, you have an odd definition of fair. If it favors republicans or management then you deem it fair. If it is truly fair and negotiated, you say it is unfair. Another Republican out of touch with Joe six-pack.

93
30
adliblogOct. 5, 11 8:37 PM

The NLRB proposal, adopted in June, would permit workers to vote 10 days after a union election is requested. Kline's bill would require a waiting period of at least 35 days. >>> Yet the NRA would be up in arms at any legislation attempting to delay obtaining a handgun by a single day. But even though "justice delayed is justice denied," some folks idea of personal justice should be postponed indefinitely.

61
21
purlieuOct. 5, 11 8:39 PM

"a move he says would give companies less time to present their case against unionization" In other words companies would have less time to intimidate, threaten, and bully their employees. It's a one way street with organizations like Target. Is there any wonder why young people are occupying Wall Street?

78
28
kaquinnrnOct. 5, 11 8:42 PM

Have any of these people studied ANY history?? Or have they? and they yearn for the good old days of unfettered capitalism, with the company store, wages paid in scrip, 7-day work weeks, 12-hour work days, expendable workers, child labor, no safety standards to interfere with production, etc., etc. Almost every improvement in working conditions has bee brought about by union action.

88
23

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT