Friday, January 25, 2008

Sucking Up to Union Bosses: Hillary,Billary,Barak and John

A significant but little reported story concerns an alarming congressional bill provided with an Orwellian title and supported by Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, and John Edwards. The "Employee Free Choice Act" would eliminate the secret ballot in union elections. Union officials would be able to see how employees were voting. No secret ballot, in other words. This could make things intensely difficult for the workers and leaves them open to badgering, cajolery, and other pressures. The so-called “card-check” system could lead to the type of intimidation of workers which Bill Clinton says he witnessed during the Nevada primary campaign of his wife. The legislation would make it a crime for business managers to grant raises or improve working conditions while a plant is being organized. Sucking up to the union bosses seems to be more important to the campaigning Democrats than protecting workers.

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