Isn't it typical that Dems would call it "Free Choice" when it automatically invites Unions in, without a vote on whether you want a union...
Wal-Mart execs claim that employees at unionized stores would have to pay hefty union dues while getting nothing in return, & may have to go on strike without compensation.
Also, unionization could mean fewer jobs as labor costs rise. #
IMAGE CAPTION: Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill. speaks during a meeting with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) after the Brown visit. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Both supporters and opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act believe it would simplify and speed labor's ability to unionize companies.
Inc. Dem's "no drill" -Huge shift to Republicans!
Truth About EFCA "Free Choice Act"
Currently, companies can demand a secret-ballot election to determine union representation. Those elections often are preceded by months of strident employer and union campaigns.
"Under the proposed legislation, companies could no longer have the right to insist on one secret ballot. Instead, the Free Choice, or "card check," legislation would let unions form if more than 50% of workers simply sign a card saying they want to join. It is far easier for unions to get workers to sign cards because the organizers can approach workers repeatedly, over a period of weeks or months, until the union garners enough support."Employers argue that the card system could lead to workers being pressured to sign by pro-union colleagues and organizers. Read.
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Note: With the largest drop in employment in 26 years, this is one of the many policies that Democrats have proposed, where disaster is "written on the wall."