FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
The Secret Ballot Protection Act: It’s Time to Make it Law.
Let’s put this whole debate about card-check to bed once and for all. It’s time to pass the Secret Ballot Protection Act.
On Friday, the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board threatened to sue the states of Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah, if any (or all) of them attempt to enforce the recent voter-approved measures in their states that guarantee workers the right to a secret-ballot election.
The states were also advised that the Board has authorized the Acting General Counsel to file lawsuits in federal court, if necessary, to enjoin them from enforcing the laws.
As unions have spent hundreds of millions of dollars buying Democrat politicians to pass the job-killing and hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act, it is natural that the union-controlled NLRB would come down against the states for trying to ensure secret-ballots for workers. However, as the NLRB recently affirmed that it is legal for a union and employer to bargain even before a union is recognized in exchange for card-check, workers’ rights are being seriously eroded under the current regime.
There is, however, a way in which this entire issue can be ended once and for all for the entire nation…That is through the passage of the Secret Ballot Protection Act.
Here is the entire bill. It is as simple as it is short.
Most Americans (78%) believe that “secret ballot elections are the most democratic method of choosing representation, while 87 percent agree that ‘every worker should continue to have the right to a federally supervised secret ballot election when deciding whether to organize a union.'” Unions and the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board would prefer rather do away with secret-ballots.
If Democrats don’t want to allow Americans to have secret-ballot votes on whether to become unionized or not, let them go on record (publicly) and vote against secret-ballots. If President Obama doesn’t want Americans to have the right to a secret-ballot vote on unionization, then let him veto it…publicly.
Let’s put a stop to the attempts to kill secret-ballot elections and get the Secret Ballot Protection Act made into law. It’s really that simple.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776