The Save Our Secret Ballot organization is trying to amend state's Constitutions to force secret ballot votes for all public elections. Who would have ever thought it would have come to this in America. The secret ballot vote is as American as apple pie. Many people have given their life defending this country and our right to vote in secret as our conscience dictates. Now, unions and Democrats are trying to take that right away from workers during a unionization campaign. They are doing this with an ironically named bill titled "The Employee Free Choice Act". There is nothing about free choice in this bill. This is a power grab by unions and a payback for campaign contributions by the Democratic Party. Under this bill, a company is forced to accept a union if over 50% of their employees sign a card. Currently, unions may petition for an election to the NLRB if 30% of employees sign a card. The outcome is determined by secret ballot voting. Of course, unions won't call for an election until they have 60% or more cards signed. That is because many people who sign a card under peer pressure will vote differently in a secret ballot. Unions lose elections when they have only 50% cards signed. That is why they have bribed Democrats with political support to eliminate secret ballot elections for labor organization. Unions clam that the EFCA still allows employees to have a vote. That is very deceptive if not an outright lie. If only 30% sign a card, the union can still call an election. Of course that will not occur. If over 50% sign a card, there will not be a vote. The union is in and there is little the company or anti union workers can do. Under this law, a union could sponsor a drunken weekend party and organize your workplace before the employees sobered up or the company realized there was an organization campaign.
Sending an SOS to Save Our Secret Ballot
Thanks to the secret ballot process, all of our other key American rights are protected.
Without secret ballots, we would lose:
· Freedom from intimidation
· Freedom of choice
· Freedom of conscience
Save Our Secret Ballots is your ally to guard these rights from scandalous attack by labor union bosses and by the politicians who are beholden to them.
A few years ago, several of Congress' most liberal members wrote Mexico's government, "We understand that the secret ballot is allowed for, but not required, by Mexican labor law. However, we feel that the secret ballot is absolutely necessary in order to ensure that workers are not intimidated into voting for a union they might not otherwise choose."
Those same members of Congress then reversed course when American labor union bosses decided to end similar protections for American workers. Why? Because fewer U.S. employees now join unions, those who profit handsomely from union dues want to pressure them into joining. Secret ballots stand in their way.(excerpted) learn more at sosballot.org
Had businesses such as Walmart not used illegal tactics to keep unions out, the card check provision of this bill would be unnecessary.
" Had businesses such as Walmart not used illegal tactics to keep unions out, the card check provision of this bill would be unnecessary.
February 9, 2009 10:40 PM"
There are already laws to protect employees during union campaigns. It is illegal to fire someone for union activity. I am sure Barack Obama will have that vigorously enforced. Also, companies can not threaten to close or offer wage increases to prevent unionization. That would be considered an unfair labor practice. Now the union can lie and make all the false promises they want. They can bribe and intimidate. There is no equal restriction on them.
Unions are just going to destroy our job market anyway. It's just greed - corporate greed at work. That's what unions turn into as the result of their union management. Then the union bosses get their syndicate money - Jimmy Hoffa's disappear - and the unions eventually destroy the nation by bringing in communist leaders who at first favor unions - then try to enslave the whole nation.
Greed feeding on greed. An unfortunate effect of unions that destroy nations and economies.
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