What's Good For the Goose . . .
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (1) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Soren blogged this the other day. I thought it was worth coming back to.
The Democrats are pushing the Employee Free Choice Act in Congress.
Under the so-called card-check bill, a company would no longer have the right to demand a secret-ballot election to certify a union, thus stripping 140 million American workers of the right to decide in private whether to organize.
What's so bad about that? Unions don't intimidate people, do they? Read what one self-declared "union gal" had to say about the open caucusing in Las Vegas casinos and the problems related thereto because of the union endorsement for Obama:
The union leadership can't force a member to honor the endorsement of Senator Obama. If a member wants to vote for John Edwards, or Senator Clinton, they're free to do so. This is a democracy, right? The secret ballot protects our identity and our choice.
Well, that's a problem.
This is an open caucus. Union members will be standing in the same room with other union members. Or maybe even their shop steward. Or their foreman. Or possibly even a union official. Everyone will know which candidate you're backing. And if you're a member of Culinary Workers Local 226, and you don't caucus for Senator Obama???
That could make for a long shift on Monday.
Just file that away for the next time the Employee Free Choice Act comes up.