Card Check: Construction Industry Lays it on the Line

By April 21, 2009Economy, Labor Unions

In a letter to members of Congress today, the construction industry leaves no room for faux compromise.

We, the more than 3,000 undersigned construction companies and related firms, are writing to express our strong opposition to the deceptively named “Employee Free Choice Act” (H.R.1409 and S.560). The key provisions in this legislation represent egregious attempts to limit the rights of employees and employers and will severely diminish the ability of our firms to succeed in our globally competitive market.

It is also our intention to make clear that there is no room for compromise on this piece of
legislation. Our firms stand together in stating that there is nothing that can be done to make this legislation more palatable and that Congress should vote down this bill in all forms.

Good economic context as well. Read the whole thing.

(Hat tip: David Freddoso)

UPDATE (5:10 p.m.): Did the construction industry letter copy Labor Secretary Solis? The Las Vegas Sun reports, “Labor secretary declines to endorse card check.” That must have surprised the unions.

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