This Week on America’s Business Radio

By October 24, 2008General

Americas-Business-logo.jpgCongress is considering a controversial bill that would take away a worker’s right to a private ballot on union organizing. Ironically, the legislation is entitled the “Employee Free Choice Act.”

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program, will talk about why lawmakers should kill the bill. It is expected to come up in Congress early next year.

“They call it the (Employee) Free Choice Act but what it really does is take away people’s choice,” McKeon says. “It’s not just Republicans that are against this. George McGovern, one of the most liberal men to ever run for the presidency, has come out against it because it takes away democracy from the people.”

Election Day is less than two weeks away. Noted pollster John McLaughlin will join Mike to discuss how the presidential campaign is shaping up and what the makeup of the Congress could be after Election Day.

Speaking of Election Day, the National Association of Manufacturers has launched a “Get Out the Vote” Web site. NAM Vice President Tiffany Adams will tell us how manufacturers are using this Web site to get their employees fired up on Election Day.

You may have noticed there are more candy displays at your local grocery store. That’s because Halloween is coming. Jelly Belly Candy Company Vice Chairman Bill Kelley will give Mike a taste of the Halloween-themed candy Jelly Belly is rolling out this year.

In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership gives us the latest on tort reform and commentator Hank Cox recalls the “The Way It Was.” And the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler will close the program with “The Last Word.”

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