A quick round-up of recent stories from the world of dis-organized labor:
- Crazy: The Seattle Times reports “Mental-health aid could be hurt by union, provider fight”.
- Sen. Barack Obama has promised the Senate will pass the cynically named Employee Free Choice Act.
- The landslide of editorials knocking card check — the anti-democratic scheme by labor officials to deny the right to a personal, private vote for employees deciding whether to join a union — continued with pieces from The Morning Call (which said the House of Representatives vote on the Employee Free Choice Act was “more about politics than it was about helping workers”) and The Washington Times (“It makes a mockery of Democrats who cast themselves as defenders of the little guy”).
- Tough week for the sales team: Employees at a meat processing plant overwhelmingly rejected represenation by the Steelworkers (in a 1,610 to 575 vote overseen by the government), and white collar workers in California are trying to escape SEIU’s noose.