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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Is the secret ballot in danger?

As "the first hundred days" starts today, what is in the cards for the Obama administration?

A couple of weeks ago, Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal reported that support the "Employee Free Choice Act" - commonly referred to as "cardcheck", as it would take away the secret ballot in union elections and replace it with a signing a card - is waning, as many lawmakers who voted for it before would pass, now that it is likely to pass this time.

On the other hand, the SEIU plans to pour millions of union dues into pushing for cardcheck, and unions are launching a major media campaign this month.

Meanwhiles, Governors from 10 states have joined together to oppose card check legislation.

More on Card Check:


Lady Elaine said...

Maybe unions should propose going instead to the ancient Masonic ritual of black ball/white ball.

Still secret, brings in the brotherhood, and everyone wins!

Anonymous said...

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