Prog-on-prog conflict as Media Matters rejects union card check effort

Media Matters for America, the Soros-funded champion of unions and hater of Fox News, has rebuffed an effort by the SEIU to organize its staff. Sean Higgins writes in The Examiner:

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.

Instead of a card check approach, the union will now be forced to go through an NLRB-supervised election if it is to gain the right to represent MMfA workers. The company has chosen to hire the prominent and well-connected law firm of Perkins Coie to represent it before the NLRB. Such representation does not come cheap.

The scent of hypocrisy is in the air:

MMFA has regularly presented itself as a supporter of organized labor. It has argued that "economists point to declining union participation as one cause of the growing economic rift in America" and claimed it was a fact that "unions increase productivity [and] do not reduce business competitiveness."

Although Media Matters declined to speak with The Examiner, it told Gawker, "We respect the rights of our employees and will work through this process." Not exactly a ringing endorsement of unionization for its own workers.

Update. Victor Keith adds:

Perhaps they are finally learning the lesson handed to former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, George McGovern. He was an ultra-liberal who lost badly to Richard Nixon in 1972. In his retirement, he bought a bed and breakfast and encountered the nightmare of government regulations which drove him into bankruptcy.  He lamented that he did not appreciate the obstacles presented by government to small businessmen while he was still in the Senate.

Media Matters for America, the Soros-funded champion of unions and hater of Fox News, has rebuffed an effort by the SEIU to organize its staff. Sean Higgins writes in The Examiner:

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.

Instead of a card check approach, the union will now be forced to go through an NLRB-supervised election if it is to gain the right to represent MMfA workers. The company has chosen to hire the prominent and well-connected law firm of Perkins Coie to represent it before the NLRB. Such representation does not come cheap.

The scent of hypocrisy is in the air:

MMFA has regularly presented itself as a supporter of organized labor. It has argued that "economists point to declining union participation as one cause of the growing economic rift in America" and claimed it was a fact that "unions increase productivity [and] do not reduce business competitiveness."

Although Media Matters declined to speak with The Examiner, it told Gawker, "We respect the rights of our employees and will work through this process." Not exactly a ringing endorsement of unionization for its own workers.

Update. Victor Keith adds:

Perhaps they are finally learning the lesson handed to former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, George McGovern. He was an ultra-liberal who lost badly to Richard Nixon in 1972. In his retirement, he bought a bed and breakfast and encountered the nightmare of government regulations which drove him into bankruptcy.  He lamented that he did not appreciate the obstacles presented by government to small businessmen while he was still in the Senate.

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