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    Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.

    Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA's staff through a Card Check election.

    A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers' recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still insisted on an NLRB-monitored election.

    But the filing does indicate that MMFA is not automatically accepting Local 500's attempt to represent it's staff. The nonprofit media watchdog group has hired the law firm Perkins Coie, which specializes in representing management in labor disputes, to represent it before the board.

    And no, the notion that they're somehow not raging hypocrites doesn't work. MediaLiars went BERSERK over card-check in 2009, insisting that every union should be able to use that instead of a secret ballot. So, no, there's no spinning this.

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    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
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    I have never understood the putative reasoning behind getting rid of a secret ballot. Surely, you should be able to make your wishes known without experiencing any pressure. Not from management nor from the union.

    I was furious when union shills stalked me to and from my car and showed up at my house. We turned down unionization but somehow they had the ability to endlessly call, show up at my home, and dog me on work property as soon as I left the physical building. This was in addition to the 2 union members at work who relentlessly stopped me in the hallways or the break room to discuss union issues.

    If I wanted to involuntarily donate to the Democratic Party or its candidates, I'd move back East.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."