collective bargaining, Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, Progressive policies, Radical Islam, SEIU
Although the radical Islamic organization, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), will march with its Communist comrades for LGBT and transgender rights, minimum wage hikes and unionization of fast food franchises and companies such as Boeing, tolerance of Progressive dogma involving workers’ rights has its limits.
CAIR is fighting the Service Employees International Union’s attempts to unionize employees at CAIR’s national office.
What’s good for others is bad for CAIR?
Quite a turn around considering that during the last week of February, CAIR’s Georgia office marched alongside demonstrators in Marietta Georgia calling for improved work conditions and the unionization of a Nissan car plant in Mississippi.
According to The Daily Caller, more than 50% of CAIR employees filled out union cards handed out by SEIU 500.
CAIR took its fight to the NLRB arguing that “that it is a religious organization and therefore exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.”
Asserting that CAIR is a “civil rights group” and not a religious organization, on April 7, 2017, the NLRB’s Region 05 rejected CAIR’s argument.
The NLRB will hold an election by secret ballot on April 24, 2017.
See NLRB documents:
- Decision and Direction of Election (pdf format)
- Notice of Election (pdf format)
Christopher Honey, communications director for SEIU Local 500 was taken aback by CAIR’s reaction to the unionization of its employees. Honey told The Daily Caller:
“My understanding is that they [CAIR employees] reached out to us. This is an area where we are present, and so its not unusual to be approached by employees like the ones at CAIR,” Honey explained.
“We were surprised,” Honey admitted when asked about the decision by CAIR’s management to fight efforts by its employees to unionize. “They have historically been a progressive organization, and so I was very surprised that they saw it fit to appeal,” he continued…
Hold on to your hat, I do not see CAIR conceding to the will of its employees, the NLRB ruling or SEIU. How about you?
H/t Middle East Forum.
Cross-posted on Grumpy Opinions.