Maine ABC board member Doug Newman has a great op-ed in today’s Bangor Daily News exposing Tom Allen’s support for the deceptively named Employee Free Choice Act:
Today, workers can organize into a union if a majority of those workers decide, through a private ballot vote, to do so. This process allows workers to vote their conscience in private without facing coercion or retribution from either union bosses or management. The Employee Free Choice Act would gut that process. Instead, workers would have to sign a card distributed by paid union organizers to determine whether or not to organize. This means that everyone can quickly determine who did or did not sign the card.