Card Check: Seeing Unicorns and Rainbows in Hades
The New York Times is attempting to spin gold from straw, telling us unicorns are real, expecting the Tooth Fairy to bring a windfall. At least, that is what it seems if we are to believe the Times’ fantasy card check union story from April 20. You see, the Times believes that an overwhelming anti-union vote held via secret ballot is proof that card check | Read More »
The Corruption of Card Check: Ohio Union FAKES Member’s Signature Cards
One of the more objectionable features of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is the card check feature wherein a union can simply gather publicly signed cards by employees agreeing to become unionized, thereby eliminating the secret vote for the workers. Opponents say this process is ripe for union abuse leaving workers open to any sort of intimidation and quashing their vote of conscience. If | Read More »
Unions Going After Wal-Mart Again
Most lefties claim that “no” means “no,” but not where it concerns unions that have lost the organizing argument over and over again. We can see that refusal to listen to the workers in the case of Unions vs. Wal-Mart. Repeatedly Wal-Mart workers have generally refused to unionize, yet instead of taking that as an answer, the unions continue to push. And they are at | Read More »
NY Times backs unions … into a corner?
Is there any better evidence of the “do as I say, not as I do” left than this? The New York Times Co. has threatened to shut the Boston Globe unless the newspaper’s unions swiftly agree to $20 million in concessions, union leaders said. Gee, it wasn’t that long ago that Paul Krugman lumped Rich Lowry’s slamming of EFCA into a “Conservative crisis desperation” column. | Read More »
WSJ calls SEIU on EFCA lie.
It’s the usual trick of taking the first half of a sentence and presenting it as a complete statement. In this case, this turns “The bill doesn’t remove the secret-ballot option from the National Labor Relations Act but in practice makes it a dead letter” into “The bill doesn’t remove the secret-ballot option from the National Labor Relations Act;” Rep George Miller (D, CA-07) and | Read More »
Consequences: Wisconsin Loses Jobs/Development Over Card Check
Wisconsin’s Eau Claire County lost 800 full-time jobs and a $50 million investment that was to be rolled out over the next five years because of the Democrat’s Card Check bill. And it wasn’t just a single county in Wisconsin that lost this multi-million dollar development. It was the whole U.S.A. that lost this project. Thank you Barack Obama. Some help with economic “stimulus” and | Read More »
BREAKING: Specter Against EFCA
According the Americans for Tax Reform: Senator Specter has confirmed to ATR that he will vote against both cloture and passage on the Employee Free Choice Act (also known as “card check” or the employee NO choice act). His vote is critical and this a major victory for freedom, as well as a stunning defeat for the other side.
“Card Check:” What’s Wrong with Arbitration?
The part that nobody much is talking about in the debate over the “Card Check” legislation is the fact that once the union is recognized, if the union and the employer do not reach agreement, their dispute goes to arbitration. I’ve done more arbitrations than most people in America and I’ve done real, adversarial interest arbitrations, the kind of arbitration this bill mandates. There aren’t | Read More »
Dems to Take up Card Check on Tuesday
The Senate has secret elections for its leaders. The House of Representatives also uses a closed ballot, one not open to public view, for its own members. We all, you and I, have a secret ballot when we vote for president or for our local officials at our local polling place. It’s one of the oldest aspects of the democratic system. Yet, Democrats want to | Read More »
Not a free choice: Union card check (EFCA) to be introduced to Congress tomorrow
Cross posted to The Political Class. The Employee Free Choice Act will be proposed in both houses of Congress tomorrow. Via David Freddoso at NRO’s The Corner, and his excellent full NRO article, as well. And passage looks likely. It’s not really a question in the House, which passed the EFCA two years ago (the measure failed to secure the 60 Senate votes needed for | Read More »
Beware! EFCA Is Coming!!
According to some political sources, the Employee Free Choice Act- better known as the “card check” law- may be introduced in the Senate this week. According to the rules established, the law will originate in the Senate instead of the House this time around. Essentially, this change to the National Labor Relations Act would eliminate the need for secret ballot elections if more than 50% | Read More »
The Worst Part of Card Check: Arbitration (Long)
All the focus about “card check” has been on the possibility of unionization without an election. It makes a nice emotional appeal about taking away the precious secret ballot but it isn’t the worst part of the Employee Free Choice Act. The worst part is what happens after an employer is unionized. Here’s the way it works now: If a union wants to organize an employer | Read More »
EFCA Would Destroy Small Businesses
Editor’s Note by Erick: W. Thomas Musser is chairman of The Tri-M Group, LLC – an electrical solutions company in business 45 years – located in Kennett Square, PA. He knows first hand the dangers of card check. This week, a number of economists will come together to tell Americans about their plans to “rebuild prosperity.” What they won’t tell us is how the law | Read More »
What the Employee Free Choice Act Really Does. Warning: Complicated and Boring
Promoted: I don’t care if it’s boring. Read the darn thing anyway. – Moe Lane The stated purpose of the Act is: “To amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes. ” The Act does three | Read More »
Big Labor’s Christmas Wish List (if you gave $600 million, you’d expect some darn nice gifts too)
If you were good this Christmas, you might get candy or that new toy you wanted. For those who were a bit naughty, the presents might resemble lumps of coal or switches. But what do you get if you were very naughty…but…happened to give $600 million to the left? Well, Santas Pelosi and Reid will probably give you whatever you wanted. Oh, and I am | Read More »