Saturday, January 15, 2011

Feds Threaten to Sue States Over Laws Guaranteeing Workers the Right to a Secret Ballot in Union Elections

Plunder: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation
Opposing a secret ballot election is un-American. However, many unions and the Obama administration oppose workers right to a Secret Ballot during union organizing campaigns.

WASHINGTON – The National Labor Relations Board on Friday threatened to sue Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah over constitutional amendments guaranteeing workers the right to a secret ballot in union elections.

The agency's acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said the amendments conflict with federal law, which gives employers the option of recognizing a union if a majority of workers sign cards that support unionizing.

The amendments, approved Nov. 2, have taken effect in South Dakota and Utah, and will do so soon in Arizona and South Carolina.

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