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Archive: Aug 2008

  • White House to Prohibit Card Check?

    Posted on Aug 29, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Wall Street Journal’s Kris Maher reports this morning that the White House is set to release an executive order barring larger government contractors from acquiescing to union’s demand for card check recognition. The executive order would require large government contractors to use secret-ballot elections for union organizing or risk losing government contracts, say people […]

  • 2008 Most Decertified Union Award

    Posted on by Coloradans for Employee Freedom

    Union Free America has voted for its most decertified union of the year award, and the Teamsters are the big winner.  This is obviously a tongue-in-cheek honor by the anti-union organization.  However, the numbers are quite telling. The judging was based on an analysis of the reports of election results on the National Labor Relations […]

  • Wait a minute, are you kidding me?

    Posted on Aug 28, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Is there a blogging equivalent of a double take, because I’m doing that right now. Maine labor boss Jack McKay is a tricky guy. He has been trying to conflate union leadership elections, with union organization elections in an effort to suggest that unions like secret ballots. But if you know anything about unions, you […]

  • Coleman Calls on Franken to Repudiate EFCA

    Posted on Aug 27, 2008 by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    Following on the heels of the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s editorial opposing EFCA, Senator Norm Coleman’s campaign called on Al Franken to “reject his position of supporting legislation that would steal workers’ rights to a secret ballot.” In a story first reported on the widely-read blog Minnesota Democrats Exposed, Coleman reminded Minnesotans of Franken’s past failures to pay for […]

  • Some Common Sense in Minnesota

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Minnesota, for one reason or another, has quickly become the epicenter of the debate about the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Earlier this summer, the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor party (DFL) Chairman called us liars for suggesting that the bill would eliminate secret ballot elections in workplace unionization elections. We, in turn, challenged him […]

  • I don’t know where to start

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Folks, its been one hell of a morning here. First of all, Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus was on CNBC talking about the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act. As I mentioned yesterday, Marcus had an Op-Ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. I think it was safe to say he was definitely fired up and ready […]

  • EFCA an “indefensible,” “plain infringement on civil liberty”

    Posted on Aug 26, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Atlantic Monthly Senior Editor Clive Crook has a great post on a star-studded brunch hosted by Danny Glover in support of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act: The opportunities for intimidation are obvious. (A recent TV ad opposing the measure shows a Mafioso-type heavy offering a worker a card and a pen, as a bunch […]

  • Is the SEIU crumbling?

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    I don’t have anything to add to this developing story.