While nearly eight out of every ten Americans believe it is just plain wrong to compel workers to join a union, union officials continue to try to find new ways to force workers to pay union dues and fees. During the next few years, legislation that would allow misrepresentations and intimidation as an organizing tool could be considered by the U. S. House and Senate.
Readers of this blog well know that the “card check” bill would allow union militants to pressure individual workers to sign a card indicating they want a union at their place of employment.
Justin Hakes of our sister organization, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, described Big Labor’s strategy accurately when he said, “This bill would outright outlaw the less abusive, more traditional process by which unions have been formed for the most part since 1935, and that’s by secret ballot election,” Hakes said. Instead, “it would establish card check as the only legal method by which a union can be formed in this country.
“Under card check, the only free choice you’re given is ‘union yes’ or ‘union yes,’” Hakes said. “Workers are often lied to about what the cards truly are. A lot of times, employees are told they’re insurance or tax forms or even a petition for a union election.
“Those who have resisted signing such cards have endured everything from being followed around the workplace during lunch breaks to, in some instances, being visited at home by union organizers,” Hakes added.