Card Check: Do They Hear Themselves Talking?

By May 15, 2008Labor Unions

A news release from the SEIU:

CORALVILLE, Iowa, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The California Nurses Association (CNA) violated Iowa state law by improperly mailing promotional materials to 2,000 nurses represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 199 according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of nurses today. The suit charges the CNA broke the Iowa Trade Secrets Act when it sent unsolicited materials to the homes of Iowa nurses after illegally attaining a private mailing list of SEIU members earlier this year.

“It’s frankly scary that an out-of-state union like the CNA would have gotten their hands on our confidential, internal list,” said Cathy Glasson, a registered nurse and President of SEIU Local 199. “No one in America should ever have to worry that their private information will be taken and used without their consent.”

This from a supporter of the Employee Free Card Check, which would deprive employees of their right to a secret ballot. And unions who pursue “neutrality agreements” with companies almost always demand employee addresses and other information as part of the arrangement.

(Hat tip: Bret Jacobson)

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