If there is any question that the federal government is working to make it easier for people to depend on government and tougher for small businesses to succeed, its final ruling to notify and encourage employees to form unions is another example. The current administration wants to make the U.S. more like Europe (we see how great Europe is doing) and cut off individual bootstraps. So, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board is requiring all businesses to post notices by Nov. 14 that workers have the right to form a union.
The rule means any private-sector business (with specific exclusions for the U.S. Postal Service and the government) must comply with this added government invasion into your business affairs. If you sell less than $500,000 annually or have an annual “sales inflow or outflow” of at least $50,000 (such as ordering product from out-of-state vendors) you must post the pro-union notice.
It is common knowledge that anyone can form a union. This heavy-handed practice only encourages people to try to get something for nothing. And when you’re a small business, there isn’t something to get. These types of rules made by unaccountable bureaucrats will only suppress job creation, not encourage it. We need the stimulus of individual creativity and a strong work ethic, not enabling the cultural mandate to slide by on somebody else’s dollar.
Businesses need fewer regulations, not the uncertainty that more are coming to constrain business.
Pick up the required poster at local NLRB offices or download it here.
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