Employee Free Choice Act "No Such Thing"

The Times Journal newspaper in Wisconsin hits the nail on the head calling the Employee Free Choice Act “no such thing”:

It’s called the “Employee Free Choice Act,” but it is no such thing. What the act would effectively do is deprive workers of the right to decide by secret ballot whether they want to join a union or not. It would instead replace that vote with a card check system that would be binding if union organizers get more than 50 percent of workers to sign them. And, under the law, once a union is authorized through a card-check campaign, it would require binding arbitration to set the terms of the first two years of a contract if the business and the union do not reach agreement through collective bargaining within 90 days.

The act would effectively end the long practice of having elections under the watch of the federal government’s National Labor Relations Board to determine whether a workplace is unionized or not. It would, at its heart, deprive businesses across the country from giving their side of the story on the implications of a unionized workplace. When they have that opportunity, businesses usually prevail in keeping their workplace union-free about 40 percent of the time.

Instead of a democratic process with a secret ballot, a worker would have to stand up to union organizers and workplace friends if they want to decline to sign a pro-union check card. It would give rise to an unprecedented level of workplace coercion.

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