Democrats and the incoming Obama Administration, however, are gearing up to empower labor unions by passing the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would end requirements for secret ballots when workers are voting on whether to unionize.Ain't gonna happen folks. There are too many Deemocrats, especially from the "new" manufacturing belt in the South that know this will destroy their state economies.
Ending secret ballot elections, which first emerged in the U.S. during Reconstruction to protect recently freed slaves, will provide significant opportunity for voter intimidation and greatly strengthen the labor bloc during a time of historic economic vulnerability. In addition to depriving workers of the right to vote by secret ballot, the EFCA also would mandate binding arbitration if the event management and labor are unable to reach a collective bargaining agreement.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Posted by traderrob at 6:17 AM