111th Congress

To most Americans, the term “card check” means nothing.

But to union bosses, this term potentially means billions of extra dollars collected in forced union dues, above and beyond the $7 billion in forced dues and “fees” that unions already report collecting each year on forms filed with the U.S. Labor Department.

Card checks empower union bosses to force a business’s employees to accept a union as their exclusive bargaining agent solely through the acquisition of signed union authorization cards from employees in a particular bargaining unit. Since union officials themselves keep the signed cards until they obtain the required number, workers have no real privacy rights vis-à-vis Big Labor in this process. And under the watchful eyes of union organizers, workers may be intimidated into signing not just themselves, but all their nonunion fellow employees, over to union-boss control.

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Forced-Unionism Abuses Exposed

» Mark Mix Sounds Alarm About Big Labor ‘Plan B’

June 9, 2009 – Any ‘Expansion of Union-Boss Power Over Workers Is Unacceptable’

» Forced-Unionism Abuses Exposed: Will Union Kingpin Andy Stern Be Hoist by His Own Petard?

February 22, 2009 – This year, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) chief Andy Stern and his lieutenants are openly planning to spend $50 million … to pressure Congress to rubber-stamp the cynically mislabeled “Employee Free Choice Act.”

Right to Work Newsletter Articles

» Obama Team: More Forced Unionism ‘Needed’

February 17, 2010 – Massive Union Job Losses Make Case For ‘Card-Check’ Legislation?

» Vote For Craig Becker = Vote For Union Monopoly

February 4, 2010 – President Renominates Radical Union Lawyer, Senators Feel Heat

» ‘Get the “Card-Check” Bill Passed — or Else’

January 12, 2010 – Big Labor Reminds Majority Leader Reid He Must Deliver on S.560

» ‘Card-Check’ Survivor Tells His Story

December 15, 2009 – A ‘Nasty, Ugly, Three-Year, Million-Dollar War I Did Not Ask For’

» Key Senators Are Major Targets in TV Ad Blitz

September 8, 2009 – Harry Reid Reportedly Scheming to Sneak S.560 Through Senate Soon

» Union Monopoly Linked to Lower Purchasing Power

August 7, 2009 – Forced-Unionism Expansion Would Hurt Employees and Businesses

» New Forced-Unionism Expansion Bill Emerging

August 6, 2009 – ‘Near Equivalent’ of S.560 May Land on Senate Floor in September

» Showdown on ‘Card-Check’ Bill May Be Imminent

July 3, 2009 – Sponsor Readies Summer Roll-Call on S.560 or Its Near Equivalent

» Senate Battle Reaches ‘Most Dangerous Phase’

June 8, 2009 – Big Labor in Pursuit of 60 Votes For New Monopoly-Bargaining Bill

» Top Union Boss Pushes New Card-Check Scheme

May 6, 2009 – Like S.560/H.R.1409, ‘Trojan Horse’ Would Expand Big Labor Empire

» Whistle Blown on ‘Card-Check Compromise’ Scheme

April 6, 2009 – Committee Members Step on Surprise Announcement by Large Companies

» ‘Card-Check’ Battle Underway on Capitol Hill

April 3, 2009 – Committee Mobilizes Opponents of Big Labor Power Grab Nationwide

» Can Big Labor Whitewash ‘Card-Check’ Scheme?

March 9, 2009 – Union Front Groups Lead Campaign to Cover up Facts About Measure

» March 2009 Right to Work Newsletter

March 4, 2009 –

» ‘Don’t Promote Union Monopoly, Period’

February 9, 2009 – Right to Work Leader Warns Against Phony Card-Check ‘Compromises’

» ‘Card Check’ Proponents Already Feeling the Heat

February 6, 2009 – Opponents of Compulsory-Unionism Scheme Mobilizing as Obama Era Begins

» Will New Congress Put Forced Unionism First?

January 6, 2009 – Mandatory ‘Card Checks’ Would Stymie Job Creation, Lower Incomes