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  • Merkley Supports “An Attack on the Secret Ballot”

    Posted on Sep 29, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    A recent column by David Reinhard in the Oregonian highlights the problems behind the grossly mis-named “Employee Free Choice Act”.  This piece of legislation would strip workers of their right to a private ballot in the workplace when it comes to unionization.  Instead, workers would be subject to harassment, coercion and intimidation from union organizers […]

  • Jeff Merkley: Supporting the Right to a Private Ballot (Except for Working Men and Women)

    Posted on Sep 22, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    There’s an interesting post about the Employee Free Choice Act on American Thinker that was just posted today. In it, we are reminded that “According to Big Labor’s logic, employees can only have a “free choice” when union officials stand over them and pressure them to sign the cards.   Employees who have been subjected to […]

  • Jeff Merkley – Dodging the Question….Again

    Posted on Aug 22, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    Jeff Merkley has become very good at the political two-step. Asked a question, he gives a response seemingly related to but not really answering the query. In the clip below, Mr. Merkley was approached and asked a question about the issues. Specifically, whether it was hypocritical for Mr. Merkley to accuse Senator Gordon Smith of […]

  • Jeff Merkley’s Democrat Supporters Acting Very Un-democratic

    Posted on by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    At a recent rally of the Washington County Democrats, the Grim Reaper showed up to remind people that Jeff Merkley is killing democracy by supporting the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act. The Employee Free Choice Act is the big labor unions’ attempt to take away a worker’s right to a private ballot in the workplace. […]

  • Jeff Merkley Refuses to Answer Tough Questions

    Posted on Aug 18, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    Speaker Jeff Merkley recently ran away from a voter who just wanted to ask him a question about his support from Big Labor Union Bosses and if it unduly influenced his decision to support the grossly mis-named Employee Free Choice Act.  The Employee Free Choice Act, or “card-check”, would take away a worker’s right to […]

  • Jeff Merkley has a “fundamental misunderstanding” of the Employee Free Choice Act

    Posted on Jul 29, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    Recently, Jeff Merkley was approached on the campaign trail and asked about the Employee Free Choice Act and the elimination of the private ballot for workers in deciding whether to unionize. In true Jeff Merkley characteristic fashion, he tried to deflect the question and make it about whether workers should be allowed to unionize. At […]

  • Jeff Merkley Ditches the Grim Reaper

    Posted on by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    At the Detroit City Hall recently, the Grim Reaper made an appearance with Jeff Merkley. Working together, they are trying to kill democracy in America by taking away the right to a private ballot in the workplace with regard to whether workers are unionized. Mr. Merkley’s support of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (which […]

  • Radio Show Host Calls Employee Free Choice Act “Travesty”

    Posted on Jul 23, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    Recently, the issue of the Employee Free Choice Act was raised on the Lars Larson show heard statewide on 15 stations and in over 30 communities here in Oregon. While Lars was out that day, guest host Rob Kremer was more than up to the task of calling out Jeff Merkley on his support of […]