Sunday, March 22, 2009

EFCA, anything but

Three of America’s biggest brand-name companies — Costco, Starbucks and Whole Foods — are reportedly planning to announce an alternative next week to the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would help workers organize much more easily into unions if passed.

This is nuts, at least the opponents come back with the truth:

“Every worker in America has the right to a secret ballot vote in union-organizing elections, free from intimidation or recrimination,” said Katie Packer, executive director of the Workforce Fairness Institute. “Calling a proposal which exposes 70 percent of employees to intimidation instead of 50 percent a ‘compromise’ is beyond absurd.”

We, as citizens, have the right to a secret ballot, only those who are in an elected position vote openly, that way, the people who elected them can hold them accountable.
This 'card check' opens up intimidation on both sides of the issue, how can that be right?

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