Daily Archives: November 14, 2011

Labor Group Exposes Anti-Labor Fearmongering: Priceless!

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule which requires private sector employers to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)—rights they’ve had for more than 70 years. Like other notices of workplace laws regarding safety and health, compensation, and discrimination, the poster raises awareness without unduly burdening employers.

The conservative right however, has declared such action to be an attack against the “job creators” the result of which is certain to worsen the unemployment situation. Here are some quotes from conservative groups in response to the new (NLRB) rule:

  • “A punitive new rule…” Karen Harned of the National Federation of Independent Business
  • “Just when we thought we had seen it all from the NLRB, it has reached new low it its zeal to punish small-business owners.” Harned again
  • “This is nothing more than labor regulation run amok,” Robin Conrad of the National; Chamber Litigation Center
  • “The National Labor Relations Board is making sure that unemployment remains high in America,” Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute
  • “The NLRB has…required that employers litter their workplaces with guidelines for unionization,” Gary Shapiro of the Consumer Electronics Association
  • “…the NLRB is causing great uncertainty among manufacturers at a time when our economy is struggling to recover,” Jay Timmons of the National Association of Manufacturers
  • “It’s unnecessary, needlessly provocative and will only serve to create division rather than cooperation between small-business owners and their employees,” Farrell Quinlan of the National Federation of Independent Busines

Hanging a poster  “constitutes a new zeal to punish small-business owners”? Hanging a poster causes “great uncertainty among manufactuers”? Really? Is their no depth to which the conservative right will not stoop so as to instill unwarranted fear in the American people during a time of economic uncertainty? Nope!

Thankfully, a new video has been released by the pro-labor group known as “American Rights at Work” which reveals the foolish arguments form the ant-labor movement. here it is:


Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Strangers In The Night song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSbSKNk9f0&feature=related


(sung to the Frank Sinatra song “Strangers In The Night”)

Strange ones on the right,
Fox News romancers
Not so very bright,
With our finances
This Tea Party love
Should be viewed as taboo

Palin shouting lies
And fear inciting
Rand Paul is hostile
And so damn frightening
Boehner has no heart
McConnell has no clue

Strange ones on the right,
Abnormal people
They are strange ones on the right
Not one sane moment
They should be in a freak-show
Little do they know
It would just enhance our day
If like Bristol they’d dance away and –

And on Fox every night,
They’re all together
Lovers on the right
In love forever
It’s an ugly sight
Those strange ones on the right

(Tea-Bagging break)

Don’t look now just glance away
Here comes their jailbird Tom Delay

You can join their fight
And hang together
Only if you’re white
Birds of a feather
Taking their last flight
Those strange ones on the right