The issue of the Employee FORCED Choice Act came up in a discussion that the NAM’s CEO and President John Engler had with several reporters this morning. At today’s media roundtable he said:
We think this is the single most destructive thing you can do to the competitiveness in the country. And the idea that 7.5 percent of the private sector workforce that is unionized that those unions should be able to take over the other 93 percent of the workforce through the side doors is worthy of very extended debate in Congress and very careful deliberation. It shouldn’t just be reported as a political payback; labor wins the election labor gets to have this. The consequences of having arbitrators do work rules is very ominous for our competitiveness.