In a 2000 vote, the union was rejected, 386-257, but the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a re-election after determining the company violated the National Labor Relations Act by trying to influence employees with announcements of changes and pending changes to their retirement pension plans.
And this is how is was last week:
Workers rejected organizing, 386-257, in a July 2000 vote, but an administrative law judge set aside the vote after determining company managers violated the National Labor Relations Act by promising pension program increases if the union effort failed, according to a February 2005 decision of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
The difference? The second paragraph gives people a reason to vote for the union. Look at what happened. Just the threat of representation increased benefits for the workers.
I think this goes back to an organic bias of the media that I have mentioned before.
Alterman also contended that, even if television pundits or politicians were not overtly liberally biased, the structure of media in general allows for much more coverage of conservative interests.
“Everyday I read the Business Section of the New York Times. Not the Labor Section, not the Environment Section,” Alterman said, referring to two nonexistent sections. “These are conservative assumptions.”