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Archive: Jul 2008

  • Stood Up and Hung Up

    Posted on Jul 31, 2008 by LaborPains.org Team

    I just got off the AFL-CIO’s kick-off conference call with Obama. What a tragedy of errors. First of all, Sen. Obama was about 40 minutes late to the show. You can image how fantastic 40 minutes of Muzak went over. Finally, John Sweeney introduced Obama. After rattling off nearly the exact same speech he delivered […]

  • Mark Udall and Honoring (Some) American Traditions

    Posted on by Tracie Gibler

    When it comes to honoring American traditions, Colorado Senate candidate Mark Udall is very selective. In a recent clip targeted toward union organizers, Udall claims that the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act is important because it allows workers to “honor the American traditions of collective bargaining and organizing in the workplace.” Sadly, the American tradition […]

  • Alaska’s Mark Begich Admits He Can’t Win Without Organized Labor

    Posted on by Tracie Gibler

    In a recent YouTube clip aimed at union organizers, Alaska’s Senate candidate Mark Begich admits that he needs organized labor to win in November. He also encourages union organizers to pass out leaflets around their neighborhoods and at work–apparently getting in practice at visiting homes in the unfortunate event the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act […]

  • Colorado Senator Wayne Allard Discusses Card Check

    Posted on by Coloradans for Employee Freedom

    Recently Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado took a moment to discuss the Employee Free Choice Act with talkshow host Mike Rosen on 850 KOA.  He defends the secret ballot for employees, and calls the card check bill/EFCA “irresponsible”.  He points out that the private ballot is a tradition that we must preserve to protect workers from […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Crazy, Mixed Up World of Al Franken and EFCA

    Posted on Jul 25, 2008 by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    In the through-the-looking-glass world of Al Franken, taking away the guarantee of a private ballot to Minnesota workers actually gives them MORE privacy.  Huh, you say? Well, according to funny man Franken, in receiving the endorsement of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council, by our count the 22nd union to endorse Franken, worker privacy would […]

  • Tom Allen Tip-Toes Around EFCA

    Posted on Jul 24, 2008 by Mainers for Employee Freedom

    Tom Allen tip-toes around the issue of private ballot votes for unionization elections in a radio interview July 23rd. Because 92% of Mainers are against having their right to a private union ballot taken away, Congressman Allen has a difficult time explaining his support while giving the radio station listeners a truthful breakdown of the […]