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Category Archive: Oregonians for Employee Freedom

  • San Diego’s Mambo Italiano

    Posted on Sep 18, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    San Diego has quickly become the poster child of union pension fund mismanagement. The city, which famously mismanaged its pension fund, was force to nearly declare bankruptcy. Thankfully things are looking better now.  In fact, this morning the city’s independent pension board will vote to inject a little more security into the system. But then […]

  • Everybody’s Talking About Card Check Except Jeff Merkley

    Posted on Oct 20, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    One issue in the race for Oregon’s U.S. Senate seat between Senator Gordon Smith and Jeff Merkley that hasn’t been given much attention is the issue of the Employee Free Choice Act, or card check. Card check is the system where union organizers collect cards from workers to signal their intent to have union representation […]

  • While Others See Faults with Employee Free Choice Act, Jeff Merkley Blindly Supports It

    Posted on Oct 07, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    Even as newspapers and columnists around the country like the Sun Sentinel in Florida, the Washington Post in Washington D.C. and our own Oregonian deride the act, Jeff Merkley supports it. Even as bloggers, the new media for politics in the United States, point out the major flaws and hypocrisy with this grossly mis-named act, […]

  • Merkley Supports “An Attack on the Secret Ballot”

    Posted on Sep 29, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    A recent column by David Reinhard in the Oregonian highlights the problems behind the grossly mis-named “Employee Free Choice Act”.  This piece of legislation would strip workers of their right to a private ballot in the workplace when it comes to unionization.  Instead, workers would be subject to harassment, coercion and intimidation from union organizers […]

  • Jeff Merkley: Supporting the Right to a Private Ballot (Except for Working Men and Women)

    Posted on Sep 22, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    There’s an interesting post about the Employee Free Choice Act on American Thinker that was just posted today. In it, we are reminded that “According to Big Labor’s logic, employees can only have a “free choice” when union officials stand over them and pressure them to sign the cards.   Employees who have been subjected to […]

  • Jeff Merkley – Dodging the Question….Again

    Posted on Aug 22, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    Jeff Merkley has become very good at the political two-step. Asked a question, he gives a response seemingly related to but not really answering the query. In the clip below, Mr. Merkley was approached and asked a question about the issues. Specifically, whether it was hypocritical for Mr. Merkley to accuse Senator Gordon Smith of […]

  • Jeff Merkley’s Democrat Supporters Acting Very Un-democratic

    Posted on by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    At a recent rally of the Washington County Democrats, the Grim Reaper showed up to remind people that Jeff Merkley is killing democracy by supporting the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act. The Employee Free Choice Act is the big labor unions’ attempt to take away a worker’s right to a private ballot in the workplace. […]

  • Jeff Merkley Refuses to Answer Tough Questions

    Posted on Aug 18, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    Speaker Jeff Merkley recently ran away from a voter who just wanted to ask him a question about his support from Big Labor Union Bosses and if it unduly influenced his decision to support the grossly mis-named Employee Free Choice Act.  The Employee Free Choice Act, or “card-check”, would take away a worker’s right to […]