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Archive: Nov 2008

  • “Look at GM, and tell me that strong unions are good for the economy.”

    Posted on Nov 21, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Clive Crook over at the National Journal has an interesting piece on the auto bailout, and the unions’ role in the domestic automotive industry’s downfall: Productivity in some of the domestic producers’ plants is now as good as in nonunion plants run by foreigners. But this came late, and only under duress. It took the […]

  • EFAC Launches Anti-EFCA Campaign With National TV Ad

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    [youtube][/youtube] On Monday The Employee Freedom Action Committee (EFAC) is launching the second phase of its public education campaign with an aggressive television ad that addresses how the Employee “Forced” Choice Act will further hurt the economy. The ad, which is running nationally on CNN and Fox News, details how union leaders played a substantial […]

  • Senate Dems Should Use Card-Check, Not Secret Ballot, for Lieberman Vote

    Posted on Nov 18, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Employee Freedom Action Committee (EFAC) called on Senate Democrats to replace today’s secret ballot vote over Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s (D-CT) committee chairman status with the public open vote method they would like to implement in union organizing elections. Democrats are slated to cast a secret ballot vote today to decide whether Lieberman will maintain […]

  • EFCA Editorial Roundup

    Posted on Nov 07, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Good morning folks. For those of you playing at home, the race to stop EFCA tightened up overnight. As of this morning, Sen. Norm Coleman’s lead against Democratic comedian Al Franken narrowed to just 236 votes—and that’s before the hand recount that is set to begin next week. The Senate currently stands at 55 Democrats, […]

  • Where EFCA Stands

    Posted on Nov 06, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    I’m sorry we’ve been quiet for the last few days. As I’m sure you can imagine, we’re pretty busy around here. After all, as former UFCW operative Paul Blank put it in today’s WSJ, the battle over the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act is going to look like “political World War III.” That being said, […]

  • Hans Moleman says EFCA’s “not good for unions”

    Posted on Nov 04, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Ok, ok, I know, I was excited too when I saw that Hans Moleman came out against the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act, but “Hans” is not really Hans, he is really a longtime union organizer from the National Education Association. Here is what Mr. “Moleman” has to say on today’s National Review Online: The […]

  • EFCA’s Unanswered Questions

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The Employee Free Choice Act’s deceptive name isn’t the only thing confusing about the bill. Reading it line for line will likely leave more unanswered questions than actual answers. We’ve answered a fair number of them here, but there are still a lot of unknowns. Case in point is this article from labor lawyer Daniel […]