Card Check Update

By February 28, 2007Labor Unions

As the expected vote on the anti-democracy card check bill draws near, we sent up to the Hill two things of late:

The first is a letter from the NAM Chairman, Chuck Bunch — President and CEO of PPG Industries, Inc.– urging Members of Congress to vote against the bill. Among the powerful points in Bunch’s letter:

  • 87 percent of voters agree that every worker should continue to have the right to a federally supervised secret ballot election when deciding whether to organize a union;
  • Four out of five voters specifically oppose H.R. 800;
  • 89 percent of voters believe organizing votes should remain confidential and not be made public; and
  • 80 percent of union households oppose the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act.”
  • Pretty persuasive points, all. Let’s hope it sways the votes that aren’t already bought and paid for.

    We also sent up our “Key Vote Card” yesterday, urging all Members to vote against the bill, and letting them know that this would be a “Key Manufacturing Vote” on which they would be rated at session’s end.

    And if you’ve not already done so, please click here to drop a note to your Member of Congress to urge them to support democracy and oppose this bill.