Friday, August 1, 2008

Wal-Mart Warns of Dem Victory

Wal-mart is rightly concerned that a Democrat win in November could spell big problems for employers. With an Obama win and apparent control of both the House and Senate remaining with the Dems the Employee Free Choice Act would be back on the table and destined to become law.

The Employee Free Choice Act is anything but free choice for employees. Current law requires employees to hold a secret ballot to vote on whether to unionize their place of employment or not. The secret ballot method ensures that employees are not unduly pressured by their employer if they support the union or by union organizers if they don't. The EFCA would remove all that by only requiring a majority of employees to sign a card stating they want to have a union.

This non-secret, card signing method of 'voting' a union in would leave things open for organizers to harass, attack, and, as in times past, violently coerce employees that do not want a union to sign the card.

The bill was first introduced in 2003 and when it made it to the floor last year it was co-sponsored by B. Hussein Obama. Although it sailed through the House, a Republican filibuster in the Senate was all that kept it off the President Bush's desk and away from his veto pin.

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