Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

“Ugly bill, ugly provisions”

NAM’s Carter Wood says supporters of the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act,” the legislative attempt to end secret ballots for employees deciding whether to join a union, are intentionally hiding the ball:

A reasonable strategy, given the bill’s substance — a frontal attack on the democratic right of employees. Employees would lose the ability to vote on union representation through the secret ballot, which now serves to insulate them from coercion by labor organizers. Quickly imposed binding arbitration would eliminate the opportunity for workers to deal with their employers on an individual, one-on-one basis, while turning over the human resources department to an unpredictable third party.

Ugly bill, ugly provisions — No wonder supporters are loathe to get down to specifics. Polling shows that if the public understands the bill, they reject it.

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