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Category Archive: Mainers for Employee Freedom

  • Union boss: Citizens didn’t vote for democracy so workers don’t need to vote for a union

    Posted on Sep 12, 2008 by Mainers for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] Jack McKay, president of the Eastern Maine Labor Council, took time away from a pro-EFCA rally to explain why the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that will take away an employee’s right to a private ballot, should be law in the United States. Mr. McKay compares the formation of a workplace union without […]

  • Card check is a basic “human right”?

    Posted on Sep 08, 2008 by Mainers for Employee Freedom

    Stalin, Mao, Hussein, Castro. When you think about these 4 men you think of the horrible atrocities and total disregard for human rights they committed. They had no regard for human life or the suffering of their fellow countrymen. They put their subjects to work in prison camps for days with little to no food. […]

  • Tom Allen supporter rallies against EFCA

    Posted on Sep 02, 2008 by Mainers for Employee Freedom

    Ron Bancroft, a strong Tom Allen supporter, has written an OpEd in today’s Portland Press Herald exposing the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act for what it is: an attack on traditional democratic values.  This must come as a major blow to Allen, who has been attacking opponents of his bill as liars and anti-union. The […]

  • From DC to Augusta – EFCA Isn’t Going Away

    Posted on by Mainers for Employee Freedom

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • EFCA on Mainer’s radar

    Posted on Aug 21, 2008 by Mainers for Employee Freedom

    Despite the multiple attempts by Tom Allen to downplay his support for the Employee Free Choice Act, Mainers are getting a large dose of the facts in the bill. Somewhat unknown before the Employee Freedom Action Committee shed light on the issue, EFCA has now become a major issue this November. While Mainers for Employee […]

  • 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 […]

  • Chellie Pingree admits her support for public ballots

    Posted on Jul 17, 2008 by Mainers for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] Chellie Pingree, Maine’s 1st district Congressional candidate, makes no secret she supports the Employee “Free Choice” Act. It is always easier to say you support something without letting your constituents know what the bill will actually do. The Employee “Free Choice” Act will take away a worker’s right to a private ballot, but Chellie […]