Democrats seem to be going out of their way these days to create workplace chaos and violence. Nancy Pelosi and her squad of House Democrats just filed a proposal to “block forms of federal grants from going to employers.” Not all employers, just the ones who “conduct criminal background checks.” If you dare to even “inquire” about the criminal history of a job applicant, your plug gets pulled.
Workplace diversity ahead of safety
Since Democrats have emptied the jails in fear of Covid-19, all those recently released violent criminals can’t seem to find work. Imperial Leader Joe Biden says that having to subsidize their daily television watching schedule is getting embarrassing but nobody cares.
They need to keep paying them to sit around and free so they can vote Democrat in all the elections. Maxine Waters wants them in the workplace.
Teaming up with Representatives David Trone, Waters wants to “amend” the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. Specifically, she wants to make eligibility for JAG grants “conditional.”
The condition is no “background checks.” The streets won’t be any safer and every workplace will become a mass shooting waiting to happen. The threat is more widespread than it seems.
the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program makes up the “leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions.”
Employers including states, tribes, and local governments are provided “critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas.” Areas like “crime victim and witness initiatives, mental health programs, and crime prevention.” The state and local government workplace covers a huge sector of the economy.
If You're an Employer Who Does Criminal Background Checks? Maxine Waters Want to Punish You — Bigly https://t.co/YBhijwkd7n
— RedState (@RedState) April 30, 2021
Criminal records censored away
The applicant sitting across the desk could have a string of armed robberies on his resume but the House bill will make it illegal for private employers to even ask about the person’s criminal record.
Running a background check is even worse. Trying to find out if your prospective workplace employee has a record would “exclude” the company from getting any grant money.
This doesn’t just apply to the companies that get the grants it affects every workplace. In order to get a dime, the entire state that the company operates in must have certain laws on the books.
“To be eligible for an allocation under this section, a State shall have enacted and be implementing legislation that prohibits” three separate categories.
The workplace danger law forbids “requiring an applicant to disclose whether the applicant has a criminal record,” asking “about the criminal record of an applicant prior to a conditional offer of employment,” or “conducting a criminal background check on an applicant prior to a conditional offer of employment.”
If this makes it through Congress it will have the effect of extorting all 50 states into compliance unless they’re willing to forgo budget breaking fines.