We now conclude the two-part debate held on “America’s Business” — the NAM’s weekly radio program — on the proposed card-check legislation, which would replace the secret-ballot elections now used in organizing a business with the non-confidential collection of employee signature cards. Organized labor has made support for a card check a top priority in this Congress as represented in H.R. 800. This grievously misnamed Employee Free Choice Act passed the House by a vote of 241-185.
Tasini contends the bill “is an attempt to fix a system that is completely broken down, where people today do not have the real right to form a union.” Keene says union organizers “would double their victories in that way, but at the cost of democracy, at the cost of the secret ballot…”
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