Ultra-Left Advocacy Group Refuses To Let Employees Unionize
April 18, 2014 11:57am PST
The ultra-left and hyper-partisan group Media Matters for America, a self-proclaimed watchdog group, is reportedly resisting efforts from its employees to unionize, according to the Washington Examiner.
Last week the Service Employees International Union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, which would indicate that MMFA had rejected an effort from the union to allow its 500 employees to organize through a Card Check election, which MMFA has heavily advocated for others in the past.
The filing lets us know that MMFA did not automatically accept the SEIU’s Local 500’s attempt to represent its staff, which is surprising given their previous efforts to advocate for other private companies to unionize. The non-profit has apparently hired the Perkins Cole Law Firm, who has vast experience in dealing with labor disputes, to represent them in the matter.
Media Matters for America has been a rather loud voice in the fight for organized labor across the nation, even trying to argue that the declining economic conditions in America are a direct result of less organized labor than in the past. They claim as a fact that “unions increase productivity [and] do not reduce business competitiveness.”
Apparently that only holds true when they’re not going to have to foot the bill for the increased wages and other difficulties that come from the unionization of a company, but why should we be surprised? It’s not like the left isn’t hypocritical in every other facet of their ideology, why would this be any different?
The Local 500 couldn’t be reached for comment, however Media Matters for America told Gawker.com that “We respect the rights of our employees and will work through this process.”
Do you think there should be any argument from a group that’s worked so hard to push unions on other companies? Let us know with a comment!