Meet James Scott (picture left).
Mr. Scott, who’s spent his career as an attorney helping management keep unions out of their workplaces, has been named by Republican Governor Scott Walker to serve as chairman of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, the state commission that oversees relations and more importantly disputes between public employees and their employers. Most recently, Scott worked at the firm of Lindner & Marsack, which according to the firm’s website specializes in union busting:
At Lindner & Marsack, S.C. we know that every successful business relies upon a competitive labor cost structure, a stable working environment, and labor peace. Since our founding, we have aggressively represented our non-represented clients in pursuit of their goal to maintain a non-union status in furtherance of these goals.
Despite his history of anti-union litigating, Scott has indicated he’ll be “fair,” but considering the over 30 years he’s spent helping management get it over on workers, I’m finding it hard to believe James Scott has suddenly developed a sense of fairness when it comes to management/employee relations.