Card Check: The Issue Will Return

By July 3, 2007Labor Unions

A letter in today’s Washington Examiner from Rick Berman, who is 100 percent correct:

Secret ballot elections are still endangered, despite bill’s defeat

The death of the Employee Free Choice Act has been greatly exaggerated. The action in the Senate was simply a dress rehearsal for the real battle in 2009, when union leaders hope to have elected a new (and more compliant) president.

The truly frightening part is that a bill that would virtually eliminate secret ballot elections in the workplace made it to a floor vote in the U.S. Senate. Community and business leaders should spend time now educating the public on this anti-democratic bill, rather than waiting for union leaders to pick the time and place of the next fight.

Richard Berman
Executive director, Center for Union Facts

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