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Archive: Jun 2008 (Page 2)

  • Representative Shea-Porter can’t tell the difference between a town hall meeting and the workplace

    Posted on Jun 23, 2008 by Granite Staters for Employee Freedom

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOZz_Fd5_lQ[/youtube] In Stratham, New Hampshire this weekend, Representative Carol Shea-Porter was asked if she believes that workers have the right to a secret ballot on whether or not their workplace is unionized.  Her support for the EFCA and card check voting gives a pretty clear hint that she doesn’t.  Shea-Porter said this: … it would […]

  • Jeff Merkley Claims to be for Ordinary Working People

    Posted on by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    As U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Merkley attempts to visit one-hundred towns before November, he’s spent a lot of time talking about democracy and his support for “ordinary working people”. Unfortunately for ordinary working people, talk is about all the support they can expect from Merkley. Merkley supports the Employee Free Choice Act, a misnamed and […]

  • Mainers Get a Dose of Common Sense on EFCA

    Posted on Jun 20, 2008 by LaborPains.org Team

    Maine ABC board member Doug Newman has a great op-ed in today’s Bangor Daily News exposing Tom Allen’s support for the deceptively named Employee Free Choice Act: Today, workers can organize into a union if a majority of those workers decide, through a private ballot vote, to do so. This process allows workers to vote […]

  • Al Franken should apologize to Minnesota business owners

    Posted on Jun 19, 2008 by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQNYNedIz_s[/youtube] Al Franken has rationalized his support for the Employee Free Choice Act by smearing tens of thousands of honest, hard working Minnesota business owners. Franken alleges that the Senate must pass EFCA and take away the private ballot from Minnesotans deciding whether to unionize their workplace because of “intimidation.” What proof does Franken present […]

  • Former Colorado Governor denounces EFCA

    Posted on by Coloradans for Employee Freedom

    On Monday, Denver Newsradio 850 KOA talk show host Mike Rosen and former Colorado Governor Bill Owens fielded a call asking about the governor’s viewpoints on the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act. Owens shares an interesting story of a Teamster union representative agreeing with him on the un-democratic nature of the law and his belief […]

  • New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen Dodges the Question Once Again

    Posted on Jun 18, 2008 by Granite Staters for Employee Freedom

    Jeanne Shaheen continues to refuse to answer a very simple question: do workers have the right to a secret ballot when a labor organizer tries to unionize their shop?  It’s no surprise that she’s unable to give a straight answer as her position is, to most Americans, completely untenable. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po6OqBKoT-Q[/youtube]

  • Union Bosses and your local supermarket: workers left holding the (grocery) bag

    Posted on by Tracie Gibler

    Labor union bosses have decided to insert themselves into business yet again–this time they are trying to dictate where supermarkets are located. The Retail Worker Department Store/United Food and Commercial Workers union are going so far as to advocate for legislation that promotes incentives, such as tax breaks, for locating supermarkets in specific neighborhoods. The […]

  • Union Retirees to Pound the Pavement for EFCA

    Posted on by Tracie Gibler

    Retired workers from the Communications Workers of America union have paid their dues (both literally and figuratively) and are now gearing up for their next job: political operative. A CWA VP, Ralph Maly, explains that CWA retirees are crucial to the passage of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act not only for their potential for […]