Employee card check law: Why is this even being considered?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Wyldgusechaz, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Wyldgusechaz

    Wyldgusechaz New Member

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    I understand that this is now dead because Arlen Specter has doomed it but how was this even being considered? It would have banned secret ballots on union organizing. Secret ballots are the basis of democracy. How could liberals think they could ban secret ballots? I don't get it.
     
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    Concur... I was double daring them to move forward with it. Just like the "Fairness Doctrine"...
     
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    libs, rationality, democracy ... hmmm, anyway to make the connections?

    hmmm
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    Sorry to interrupt the ignorance circle-jerk here, but the EFCA doesn't ban Secret Ballots, not even in effect.

    Currently, you want to unionize. You submit an app to the national labor board, and they notify management that a union vote will take place, usually many months in the future.

    Many businesses do not see a union in their best interest, so during that time they will run propaganda against unions, hire a union-buster, and fire pro-union organizers(technically illegal, but in most states you do not have to give a reason for a firing).

    Card check allows you to instantly unionize if a simple majority of employees want one.

    It's an additional path to unionization, not a replacement, and to suggest that the most pro-labor party in the country is trying to kill the secret ballot and the Republicans are saviors is laughable. It's a law that slightly helps workers in a field that is heavily weighted in favor of businesses, so of course the GOP shit itself over it.

    The consistent bashing (and poor management in some cases) of organized labor in this country is one of the main reasons why the average worker makes less money now than 30 years ago.
     
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