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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Boyda Says No to Workers, YES to CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS

Nancy Boyda stated in the Hill from DC that Kansans would stand behind her support for a pro-union bill.

First, Kansas is a right to work state. That means workers are not required to join a union in order to get a job. There is no great push to overturn this law in Kansas.

Second, the NFIB and the Chamber of Commerce, the voices of the businesses who employ most of the workers in this state, oppose the bill.

Finally, part of the bill that Boyda supports would take away the right to a secret ballot when unions are trying to organize. Why is it that Boyda would take away an American's right to a secret ballot?

We already know the Democrats don't want to require voters to get a photo ID card in order to vote (a measure that would virtually eliminate voter fraud). Now this.

Why then Nancy?

Nearly all of the PAC special interest money that came into Boyda's campaigns in 2004 and 2006 were from organized labor (the authors and backers of this legislation). Over $100,000 in contributions and now the unions are collecting on their investment.

Does anyone else remember the main plank of Nancy Boyda's campaign platform? It went something like this, "Big money doesn't just influence Congress, it controls it. It even writes the legislation." She then went on to say, "Nothing will change until we change Congress."

Apparently, Boyda meant to say, "Big Republican money controls Congress, and that's wrong, but it's OK for Democrat backing special interests like labor unions to write legislation, and I'll be happy to co-sponsor and vote for it." That's not quite the change voters thought they were getting.

Another bad (and hypocritical) move for Nancy.


Anonymous said...

She's an embarassment. I wish I wouldn't have stayed home on election day.

Anonymous said...

what does kansas being a right to work state matter in this? just pulling stupid points out your ass.

what this bill does is help workers organize into unions without the hassles that are currnetly in place- after enough members sign a petition saying they want a union, they get a union without having to also express there feeling AGAIN in a ballot.

Also, good for Nancy...generally anything the Chamber is for we should be wary of.

Anonymous said...

Check out Boyda's FEC report from the 2006 cycle. I cannot believe all the union PAC money she took!! Wasn't this the woman running around saying she would never take DC and PAC money?!! HYPOCRITE!!Checks of $2,000 and $4,000! It's unreal.
Here is the link:

Anonymous said...

the fact that kansas is a right to work state and there is no public outcry to change it is very relevant to the statement Nancy made that Kansans would stand behind her support of this bill.

Anonymous said...

Other blogs are really starting to pick up steam against Boyda. This from the Bigsibling blog:

Boyda’s debt to the union bosses
March 1st, 2007 Government, Politics, Unions

Kansas has long been a hold out in the citizens’ right to work. While unions exist in certain industries, unlike Missouri, if a person does not belong to a union, they can still be hired at a ‘union’ plant. That is, if some non-union worker would like to work at Goodyear or Frito Lay, they can.

Unions rely on member dues to survive. The more members they have, the more dues they receive. The more dues they receive, the more money they have. Unions have a history and reputation for not being completely above board. They have a reputation of intimidation and coercion.

It has long been my contention that unions are anachronistic. They served a great and valued purpose once upon a time, but any more they are simply there to line their coffers - which means adding more members.

Freshman Representative from Kansas Nancy Boyda (Dem-natch) is supporting a bill in the U.S. House that will change the way workers establish a union. Well, workers don’t really establish unions, rather, they join existing unions. Currently, there is a secret ballot process. This is much like our ballots for elected officials. Unless the voter reveals their vote, it is anonymous. No one knows who voted for whom. The mayor of the city can’t look at the voting records and see that Jimmy Joe Jim Bob voted for the mayor’s opponent, and there by possibly exact some sort of revenge upon him.

Boyda wants workers to join a union when a majority sign-up. This could very well lead to intimidation, coercion and retaliation on the part of the unions. They will know which employees did not sign up, and start the pressure. Or tell the employees that did sign up to harass the non-signers at work. This does not concern Boyda in the least:

“If union bosses started using this, then the policies would swing back again, but right now the policies have swung so far against the right to organize,” she said.

It is almost as if she really doesn’t care what effect this will have on the common man, as long as her union bosses campaign donors are happy. She took the union money to finance her campaign, and now she has to pay the piper. That is the way it works. To her credit, she seems to know what she is doing is wrong, but when you get in bed with the unions, most of what you end up doing is wrong.

“They’re going to try to come at me with everything they possibly can,” she said.

This is the kind of stuff that happens when the leftists believe they have a mandate from the people. If we are not careful, we will be living in a “workers paradise” for a “Peoples’ State”.

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