Card Check: The System is Increasingly Stacked in Favor of Unions

By March 10, 2009Labor Unions

So far in today’s Senate HELP Committee, we hear repeatedly that the system, the economy, is stacked against the employee. INCREASINGLY stacked, claims Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Executive Director, Sojourners, Washington, D.C., who is throwing around terms like “sins of Biblical proportions.”

We won’t debate the religious arguments, but it’s clear Wallis is operating in the world of faith, not facts.

From the HR Policy Association, November 10th, 2008:

Washington, DC-A new report by the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) shows unions winning 66.8 percent of private ballot representation elections conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the first six months of 2008. This is a substantial increase from the 58.5 percent in the same period of 2007. The data is being released at a time when Congress is preparing to consider the Employee Free Choice Act, which would deprive employees of the private ballot on the premise that the current system deprives employees of a fair mechanism to register their choice. 

Thus, we conclude the system is increasingly stacked in favor of the unions.

Elsewhere, the day’s background:

  • EFCA Report, “Busy Day for EFCA: Senate Hearing, Press Conference, Introduction
  • James Sherk, Heritage Foundation, “Card Check Creates Government-Run Workplaces
  • Tapped, the American Prospect’s blog, “EFCA Drops Today
  • TPMDC (Talking Points Memo), “Proof Mounting That Dems Lack 60 Votes on Employee Free Choice
  • Peter Kirsanow, National Review, “Employee Free Choice Act — Current State of Play
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