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“Raynor, by the way, was elected by a secret ballot vote”

The Boston Globe‘s Steve Bailey weighs in against ending secret ballots for working Americans:

Labor has also made its war on the secret ballot among its top priorities in Congress. In March, Democrats in the US House passed the cynically named Employee Free Choice Act, which would do in the private sector what the Massachusetts bill would do in the public sector. Democratic presidential contenders like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are tripping over themselves to support labor’s anti-democratic initiative.

“There is no reason to subject workers to an election,” Bruce Raynor, president of the union UNITE HERE, infamously said. (Raynor, by the way, was elected by a secret ballot vote.)

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