Workers Used as Big Labor Guinea Pigs

Farm workers in California are about to lose their right to privacy and their right to a secret ballot union election in one fell swoop.

Farm workers, exempt from federal labor law, will be subject to the state’s version of the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill. The proposed legislation goes beyond the effective abolition of a worker’s right to a secret ballot in elections for union representation. The bill requires employers to provide unions with detailed information about their employees.

This information will be used to intimidate and harass workers.

Caesar Chavez, the labor organizer icon, supported secret ballot elections for workers — Too bad his predecessors are not as principled.