The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is warning state legislators across the nation that passing state-level versions of a labor union “card-check” bill would decimate job creation.
Specifically, if states pass a “card-check” bill it will be counted as a negative on the 2008 edition of the “Small Business Survival Index.” The Index, which is an annual report compiled by SBE Council, ranks the states according to their public policy climates for entrepreneurship and small business.
SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains: “Card-check, which eviscerates the current right employees have to cast a private vote regarding whether they want union representation or not, enables abusive organizing tactics. This mandated approach to union organizing – where everyone in the workplace would know how each individual feels about union representation – will only serve to establish an environment that is ripe for harassment and underhanded tactics. This unfair, turn-key approach to forced unionization will be especially burdensome and costly for small businesses.”