The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal governments supposed labor mediator staffed by likes of former AFL-CIO and SEIU general counsel Craig Becker, is up to its usual shenanigans.
According to a news report from the NYT, the NLRB has indicated that they are about to sue two states - Arizona and South Dakota - in an attempt to "invalidate those states’ constitutional amendments that prohibit private sector employees from choosing to unionize through a procedure known as card check". The apparent basis for the suit is violation of the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution. This comes at the heels of a suit NLRB has already filed against Boeing for moving part of their operations to right-to-work South Carolina at the expense of their unionized Washington state facilities.
The Arizona and South Dakota amendments were passed in an attempt to preempt possible card check legislation Obama Administration would love to pass (to pay off labor unions that exclusively supported him) but does not have the votes in the congress to. Card check legislation would do away with secret balloting when unions attempt to infiltrate private companies. The value of card check to unions is obvious in that it is an intimidating factor for any employee voting against unionization. Considering the thuggish violence of unions as demonstrated in Wisconsin and elsewhere, intimidation would be a big factor in unions increasing their dwindling membership.
All this proves once again that neither the NLRB nor this Administration has any regard for states' rights or basic democratic procedures. They have amply proven their intentions to fundamentally transform this nation by ignoring federal court decisions as well as the will of the people through ignoring congressional actions.