In a blockbuster story, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Bush Administration is weighing an executive order that would protect workers on government construction sites by banning card check union organizing.
The executive order would require large government contractors to use secret-ballot elections for union organizing or risk losing government contracts, say people familiar with the order. Though companies typically prefer secret ballots, some are willing to accept card checks to avoid a fight. It isn’t clear if the order would apply to a company’s entire operations or only those operations serving the government. According to a person familiar with a draft of the order, it would exclude companies with small government contracts.
Mr. President, you have been in office for seven years — what are you waiting for?