EFCA Update March 1-6

An editorial from Missouri commented that with hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost in January alone, there is no such thing a job security, and since many of those jobs were union jobs, a union does not create job security and therefore EFCA does not create job security.  Good logic.  Likewise, the Missouri Legislature just introduced House Joint Resolution 31 that call for protecting the secret ballot in Missouri’s Constitution.  The article opines, “If the unions really want to protect employees’ right to choose secret-ballot elections, then why spend millions of dollars on political contributions and slick TV commercials to get Congress to change the rules and allow card check?

In another post I comment about Biden and Obama’s messages to the AFL-CIOat that union’s annual meeting.  But here, according to the DC Examiner, Obama’s video message reassuring the union that “we will pass the Employee Free Choice Act” was videotaped nearly two weeks ago and a lot has happened since then.  Specifically, a growing number of Democrats in Congress are having second thoughts about card check – I cover this, too, in another post.

In polling conducted for the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace in January by McLaughlin & Associates, nearly three-quarters (74%) of union households were opposed to the card check provisions in the Employee Free Choice Act.  An overwhelming 88% of union households believed that a worker’s vote should be kept private during a union organizing election, and 85% of union households believed that a secret ballot election is the best way to protect the individual rights of workers when they are deciding whether to join a union.

Here is a list of over 100 editorials from across the country blasting EFCA.  This list is constantly updated and is a great place to check back to often.


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