The Chicago Sun-Times editorializes against the hilariously misnamed “Employee Free Choice Act”:
Tellingly, the California Democrat who pushed it through the House, George Miller, co-authored a 2001 letter to Mexican labor officials that took a rather different stance: “We feel that the secret ballot is absolutely necessary in order to ensure that workers are not intimidated into voting for a union they might not otherwise choose.” Which way is it, George? In fact, secret balloting would not be eliminated entirely under the new legislation. It would still be used in cases of voting unions out. The logic of this is more than a bit curious. Wouldn’t a union be more likely to resort to intimidation tactics in situations where its presence was threatened? And if the card checks are supposed to be better at protecting workers from pressure and threats — from “violations of employee rights” — why preserve the old way of doing things?