Wednesday, March 25, 2009

VIDEO: Proof that "Card Check" Is Nothing More Than Union Boss Thug Intimidation

More proof that "Card Check"; the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" is a dangerous union-thug appeasement.

And our President supports it!

"I do not view the labor movement as part of the problem. To me, and to my administration, labor unions are a big part of the solution. We need to level the playing field for workers and the unions that represent their interests – because we cannot have a strong middle class without a strong labor movement. " --President Obama 3/3/09 addressing AFL-CIO Union leaders.

"We will pass the Employee Free Choice Act," President Obama told more than 100 top labor officials in a closed-door meeting at the labor federation's winter gathering in Miami, according to people at the meeting.

I have been pretty critical of unions lately, especially the UAW for its failure to re-negotiate with Detroit's failing auto companies. For the record, I'm not anti-union.

I'm certainly not pro-union by any means, but I do believe that employees should have the right to unionize in any given industry should they see fit -- when left on their own, most Americans make good decisions about what is best for them -- that would truly be "Employee Free Choice".

However, the so-called Employee Free Choice Act pending in Congress does the exact opposite. It eliminates the "secret ballot" for unionization and opens the door for intimidation and corruption from union brass.

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1 comment:

  1. I admit to not following EFCA closely. I think the problem under the current law is that it is very difficult in practice to get the union vote to any ballot, the rules are pro employer, and there is risk of retaliation by the employer. I didn't watch the video but is fair there is probably some risk of intimidation by the union.

    I think employees have rights of free assembly and all that so its seems there should be some sort of middle ground here. For example if some percent of employees (say, 10%, or whatever) petition for union, there should be a prompt secret ballot.

    I think it is hard to argue against an employer preventing the vote in the first place, yet keeps the secret ballot.