30
Apr
08

Card Check: How Unions hope for force more people to join up.

Under current law, if you or your co-workers want to form a union, as side from a bunch of rigmarole having to do with paperwork, you have to put it to a vote of your fellow co-workers.  Seems fair enough if you’re going to forcibly take a portion of their check for what usually ends up being political purposes that have little to do with the “protections” the union is supposed to provide for that money.  That vote has always been by secret ballot, as it should be since it’s nobody’s damn business which way you vote.

Well, since unions are losing members faster than the Titanic took on water, and less people are wanting to join a union, union bosses have dusted off an old stand by method of “encouraging” people to join: intimidation.

They want to remove the voting part of the process and just go to a system called “card check,” or filling out a card saying you support the idea of you and your fellow employees having a secret vote of whether or not to unionize.  Routinely a majority of employees will support their fellow employee’s desire to hold a vote on unionization but will vote against unionizing in the secret ballot portion of the process.  Under a card check regime, filling out the card in support of a vote becomes the vote, and how you filled out that card is public knowledge. 

While this ad opposing card check in support of the private ballot exaggerates the point slightly, it’s not really that far from the truth.  Guess that’s what you get when the Democrat Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of labor unions.

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