Wednesday, April 1, 2009

if you're going to allow "card check"...

Here's a great suggestion from Chuck Muth... consideration of any card-check legislation should go forward without inclusion of a “reverse” card-check provision. In other words, if the card-check process can be used to form a union without a secret-ballot election, the same process should be available in reverse. Card-checks should also be allowed to decertify a union without a secret-ballot election.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

My guess is that if workers are allowed to both form and dump a union via the card-check process, you’ll see far more workers getting rid of their unions than creating new ones. Thus legislation intended to boost union ranks could turn out to be the vehicle for a mass exodus of workers from unionization...

Here's another one from Muth-- from the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

“Depriving employees of the right to vote in private during a union organizing drive leaves them open to intimidation and harassment by union officials. Ironically, however, many of the nation’s top unions have secret ballot provisions in their constitutions and bylaws governing internal elections, and have insisted on secret ballot elections when their own employees have tried to organize.”


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