Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

From DC to Augusta – EFCA Isn’t Going Away

The Democrats just got back from Denver and for the few hours before John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, all the media could talk about was Barack Obama’s rock star performance in front of 85,000 fans on Mount O-lympus. But do the millions of Americans who watched “The Chosen One” last Thursday know that there was more than lofty rhetoric and promises of hope and change at the Democrat National Convention?

Last week the Democrats voted on their 2008 platform. This is the platform that they will implement if they are elected this November. Among them are taxpayer funded abortions, increased funding for the arts and repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. The 94 page document (twice as long as 2004) also recognizes the Big Labor funded proposal that Tom Allen, Michael Michaud and Barack Obama all fervently sponsored in Congress, the Employee Free Choice Act.

“We will strengthen the ability of workers to organize unions and fight to pass the Employee Free Choice Act.” -2008 Democrat Party Platform

With each passing week, the EFCA bill is seen for what it is: a repeal of democracy. Every day Mainers read about the damage the bill will do to their right to privacy at the workplace. Ninety-two percent of Mainers want to keep a private ballot when they have the chance to vote on unionization but the Democrat Party refuses to take note. Tom Allen turns the other way or cries foul when the Employee Free Choice Act legislation is brought up in conversation.

After the Democrats big party in Denver last week, we know that employees’ rights will continue to be at the forefront of the Senate election in Maine. The DNC is just more proof that politicians like Tom Allen care more about Big Labor special interests than the everyday worker in Maine.

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