Thursday, March 5, 2009

Obama reaffirms support for "card check"

The poorly named Employee Free Choice Act would strip employees of the right to a secret ballot election during a union organization campaign. Employers have coined the phrase "card check' for this insidious bill. President Obama voiced support for 'card check' during the campaign. He reaffirmed that support by telling AFL-CIO members in a videotaped message Tuesday that he will work to pass the bill. According to, Obama said,
"As we confront this crisis and work to provide health care to every American, rebuild our nation's infrastructure, move toward a clean energy economy and pass the Employee Free Choice Act, I want you to know that you will always have a seat at the table," Obama told the federation as it held its winter meeting in Miami Beach.

Unions spent hundreds of millions of dollars supporting Obama and Democratic candidates in the 2008 election cycle. The reason for this massive spending was they want passage of the Employee free Choice Act. The House of Representatives has already passed a version of the bill. Union representatives are confident they can get passage through the Senate this year. The AFL-CIO's legislative director, Bill Samuel, said in a conference call,
He expects the long-anticipated bill to be introduced "in days or weeks" and a vote as early as sometime this spring.

Union leaders claim this bill would give workers more rights and not "strip" anyone's right to a secret ballot election. They are lying. Read the truth about card check here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This may backfire on the unions. For one it is hard to rig a vote when everyone sees how everyone votes. Second, liberals support very strong anti-retaliation law.