SFA MEMBER ALERT!

Union bosses and their allies in the federal government are trying to enact "card check" through regulation.

December 31, 2011

Federal regulators appointed by the Obama administration at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Department of Labor have proposed two new regulations that threaten employers' ability to seek and retain legal counsel and properly discuss union organizing drives with employees. The effect will be to make a mockery of real elections and impose "card check" by regulation.

Working with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace , we are providing an easy way for you to contact federal agencies and members of Congress and tell them to stop "card check" by regulation, stop the NLRB's outrageous prosecution in the Boeing case and stop "micro-unions."

Please click here to take action now!

Combined, these proposed rules would:

    • Decrease the time employers have to speak with their employees about union representation, potentially to just 10 days from the current median of 38 days;

    • Effectively block small businesses from obtaining legal and other advice about how to talk to employees during a union organizing drive;

    • Ensure many attorneys will be unwilling to assist employers under new rules that could force disclosure of private financial and other data;

    • Unfairly tip the scale toward union organizers and leave employees without enough information or time to make a real decision in a real election.

Please voice your opinion and tell these regulators to stop pushing "card check."

A group of 11 agronomists from the People's Republic of China was given a briefing on the U.S. snack industry by the SFA staff this week at SFA headquarters in Alexandria. The delegation from Guizhou Province's Agriculture Department is in the U.S. to study potato production and processing. The group also toured the Herr Foods Inc. manufacturing facility in Nottingham, Penn. USDA's deputy director for Asia, Susan Scurlock Theiler, and Marketing Specialist Mark Smith also attended the meeting.