Skip to comments.Employee Free Choice Act: An Insult to American Workers
Posted on 02/11/2009 7:40:37 PM PST by Hythloday
With the so-called stimulus bill heading toward some resolution, I suspect that the attention of some Democrats on the Hill is starting to head in other directions. According to some indications, it appears as though the next item on the agenda, other than the new bank bailout monstrosity, will be the Employee Free Choice Act. This is shaping up to be another battle...
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I’d love to see union pukes try to organize my office.
They’re in for a rude shock if they think taking away the secret ballot will change anything.
Somebody needs to make a TV ad:
A sad factory worker sits at a table, looking down, clearly troubled. The camera has a head-on view.
A short, stumpy and well-shadowed cigar-chomping boss comes up behind (never mind whether he’s a foreman or a union organizer) and stands behind him, arms folded.
The boss plops a card on the table in front of the worker.
“We need every vote, Bob.” (Boss rubs his hands slowly together. The worker is visibly conflicted, his eyes go back and forth as if he is trapped) “We need you to sign it right now.” (exasperated sigh) “It all comes down to you.......here’s the pen” (the Boss sets a pen down, point down and holds it firmly) “......Sign.... it.” (he taps the card with the pen).
Cut away to a truck driver.
Truck driver explains:
“Some people believe that ordinary working people need ‘help,’ in the form of intimidation, to do the right thing. The reason we have secret ballots is so that people, in this case a worker trying to decide whether or not to have a union in his workplace, can decide according to their conscience, rather than according to outside pressure.”
The so-called “Employment Freedom of Choice Act” doesn’t give freedom. It takes away freedom. Call Senator Bennet and explain to him why it is wrong for him to allow intimidation of workers..... in the name.... of Freedom.”
Next they’ll be doing that for general elections...
The proper term is “Employee Intimidation Act”
Part of my workplace was unionized a long time ago, before I worked there. The unionized employees got screwed by the union which ignored them after they signed on. They got tired of the added expense of union dues that didn’t bring them anything in return. It only took a year before they voted to leave the union and it has left a sour taste in their mouths ever since.
Serves them right.
The union tried to get into Ford Aerospace in 1989 (I voted no). They were defeated soundly. Ford did sell to Martin Marietta within a few years and later Lockheed-Martin emerged.
It’s just a business within a business that has no place. Global forces will kill union competition.
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