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Who’s Got a Problem With Secret Ballots? – Part II

The answer to that question, clearly, is Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. She told a construction conference in Maine that the union-led Employee Free Choice Act was anything but, saying:

It effectively takes away a worker’s right to vote in a private-ballot election. Under the card check process, it is possible that nearly half the workers in a workplace might not even be aware that a union-organizing campaign is going on.

Not that her common sense is getting through to the lobbyists pushing for the bill; a Maine labor leader replied that “[t]he administration’s concerns are falling on deaf ears, as far as we’re concerned.” Too bad those deaf ears can’t hear the voice of working Americans.

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