In another gift to Big Labor, the NLRB rejected half a century of precedent and voted 3-1 to make businesses that are struck by unions after contracts expire withhold dues and pass that money along to union leaders. This change gives more clout to the unions, which the Journal noted is “the entire point of the NLRB ruling, and it's typical of the way that President Obama's appointees have become union partisans instead of independent arbiters of labor disputes.”
That was evident with the board's effort in 2011 to keep Boeing from opening a plant in right-to-work South Carolina, among other gamey decisions. With Obama's re-election secure, the Journal predicts more shenanigans ahead. Americans can only hope the newspaper is wrong about that, but the December surprises don't bode well.