Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Do not pass go, do not hold an election

South Carolina labor boss Erin McKee has a patently false claim in Tuesday’s Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). She writes that under the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act:

If a majority of employees have signed cards saying they want a union, it doesn’t end there. They would then be allowed to have a fair election process and not be lied to, harassed and fired.

Wrong-o, Erin. Maybe you should have read the bill—which your bosses is Washington, DC wrote. It specifically bars the National Labor Relations Board from holding an election if a union turns in cards from a majority of employees:

If the Board finds that a majority of the employees in a unit appropriate for bargaining has signed valid authorizations … the Board shall not direct an election but shall certify the individual or labor organization as the representative described in subsection

It does stop there. It’s do not pass go, do not hold a secret ballot election.

Categories: Center for Union FactsEFACEnding Secret Ballots