By Lawson Bader, Human Events

Today, an important hearing gets underway in Washington, D.C. that started with a billboard. Well, not quite. But that phrasing makes for better copy. Hearings at the National Labor Relations Board may not be the most exciting topic. But this one could overturn an election and have wider repercussions across the nation. Sometimes, boring is better.

The secret ballot: Protect it

A new report on the United Auto Workers’ attempt to organize Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., makes clear the need to better protect workers’ right to secret-ballot unionization elections.


The NLRB Shows Union Favoritism

Unions have always had special privileges in America, but ever since 1973, when United States v. Enmons exempted them from compliance with the Hobbs Act, unions have received privileges that no one else could even dream of. U.S. v. Enmons held that violence for the cause of “legitimate” union objectives is not counted as extortion. That is an extraordinary privilege to say the least.

How the UAW Lost Tennessee

By Trey Kovacs, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Foreign automakers located in the South, known in the industry as transplants, have long been a target of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union’s organizing strategy.