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MMFA Double Standard?

Media Matters for America rejects union.

Apr. 19, 2014

The progressive Media Matter for America, a supporter of Big Labor, is apparently not too fond of being represented by Big Labor. The Washington Examiner reports, “Last week, the [Service Employees International 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. A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers’ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still insisted on an NLRB-monitored election. But the filing does indicate that MMFA is not automatically accepting Local 500’s attempt to represent its staff.” MMFA has hired labor dispute firm Perkins Cole to mediate a resolution. All MMFA will say is, “We respect the rights of our employees and will work through this process.” Apparently, those “rights” have strings attached.

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