Chicago Tribune Declares "Card-checkocracy"
Last week the Chicago Tribune published an editorial criticizing Card Check. The article succinctly sums up the essence of the proposed legislation and the rationale behind opposition:
"The Employee Free Choice Act would allow unions to create local bargaining units without winning the vote of a majority of workers in a secret ballot.
The local unit would be certified if a majority of workers endorsed it by signing an authorization card handed out by union organizers.
Fair enough? Not really. The so-called card-check bill would not protect workers and it would not be "free choice." It would strip away their right to vote in secret, making it more likely they would face intimidation from organizers and other workers. The pressure would be on to check the card, whether or not they actually wanted a union."
The authors go on to explain why unions want to pass this bill, and make 3 suggestions for labor reform that they claim will:
"...create more incentives for labor and management to negotiate in good faith and preserve the workers' right to a secret ballot."
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