The problem with Card Check illustrated

Via email, an explanation of the problems with Card Check...

I just came from a press conference held by the US Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.  It was held in Portland and dealt with the EFCA [Employee Free Choice Act - i.e., Card Check].   ...

After the news conference we went on the US Chambers special bus to Monument Square in the center of Portland.  There were at least 75 union members holding a protest rally against the Chamber and in support of the EFCA.  The interesting thing is the protest was organized by the Maine Democratic Party.

There were about 15 of us on the bus and nobody wanted to get off, so I led the way.  We were heckled, swore at, and called some names. One of the young ladies from the chamber tried to set up some tables and put leaflets and information on it and the protesters kicked the tables over on the lady who was not hurt.  ...

[T]his protest is exactly why businesses have to work to defeat this bill.  When you disagree with organized labor they resort to bullying, intimidation, and peer pressure. Why would any business want to subject their employees to that type of intimidation and bullying ...


Video of the event is here.

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A modest proposal

If card check works so well for unions, perhaps it should be adopted for primary elections. I'm sure no Democrat incumbent would have anything to fear from organized labor standing outside people's doors or driveways insisting they sign absentee ballots for challenger candidates.

If a secret ballot is good enough for them, why is it not good enough for the workplace?