AFL-CIO President John Sweeney in a Boston Globe op-ed column accuses employers of all sorts of ugly, vicious behavior against their employees — a picture of business we simply don’t recognize. After poisoning the well that his straw man drinks from, Sweeney then lobbies for the dishonestly named Employee Free Choice Act:
Americans are given the right to vote and elect our political figures. It is a sacred and fundamental right that we often brag about when holding the country up as a beacon of democracy to the rest of the world and to one another.
Would we still be a beacon if on the way into the voting booth a politician pulled us aside, one-on-one, and threatened, intimidated, and coerced us about what horrible things would happen if we didn’t vote the “right” way? Of course not. We’d be a despicable banana republic, not a beacon of democracy.
His solution? Do away with the voting booth!
And reserve the threats, intimidation and coercion for union organizers, the end result of the “card-check” format promoted by the Employee Free Choice Act.
Brazen, just brazen.
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