The Corruption of Card Check: Ohio Union FAKES Member's Signature Cards

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One of the more objectionable features of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is the card check feature wherein a union can simply gather publicly signed cards by employees agreeing to become unionized, thereby eliminating the secret vote for the workers. Opponents say this process is ripe for union abuse leaving workers open to any sort of intimidation and quashing their vote of conscience.

If any more evidence of how corrupt the card check system could be were needed, one need only look at a recent union organizer in Ohio to see the abuse that will happen with card check.

An Ohio union organizer has been fired after he was caught forging documents to deduct money from public employees' wages to pay for political activity, the Service Employees International Union said yesterday.

The organizer, whom Williams declined to identify, had forged about 40 "PAC cards," which are documents that allow the union to deduct about $14 per month from employee wages to pay for the union's political activity.

If union bosses are so readily prone to forging these donor cards, what will they do when it comes time to use similar signed cards to get their foot in the door of a business in which they have not previously been able to gain access?

If union chiefs and organizers have in their control all the signed cards to present to the employer to "prove" that 50% + 1 of the employees wanted the union to come in, how does anyone know that the employees really signed any of those cards?

This is the sort of mess we are asking for as a nation if the EFCA passes.

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Once again, demagoguery is your hallmark

The 800-pound gorilla in any effort to unionize a company is not the union organizer, but company officials.

Rest assured, any and all cards signed by company employees that do not truly represent the intent of the employee will be brought to the attention of the NLRB by company officials and resolved. Should company officials still feel an injustice has occurred, even under the watchful eye of NLRB officials, the company still has the right to bring the matter to the courts.

ex animo

davidfarrar

Except that...

Except that the NLRB is controlled by union radicals that will assuredly ignore, under-investigate, and short any such reports. May as well complain to the UN that Israel is being maligned, you'd get the same resutst!

Is there no end to your...

...stupid demagoguery?

The NLRB is mostly to blame for the need to pass card-check legislation in the first place, after having de-certified a union simply on the basis of a "majority" of signed de-certification cards, WITHOUT CALLING FOR A SECRET ELECTION OF THE EMPLOYEES.

In any case, I give up. I have been patiently waiting for you to offer some kind of serious objection to the card-check legislation so we can have an intelligent debate on the subject and possibly move this issue forward.  Since you seem incapable of actually reading the legislation without looking at it through rose-colored corporate glasses, allow me to suggest a topic: The possible public exposure of employees' preferences toward either unionization or against it, "could" lead to more reprisals by either the union or company officials under the card-check proposal.

You see, Mr. Huston, if you were to base your argument on this issue, you could oppose card-check in the name of protecting employees instead of coming off as simply pushing the corporate line.

For the record, this argument, too, will not stand up under close scrutiny, but it does offer enough political cover for most Republican lawmakers to vote against it as their corporate masters have instructed them to do so.

ex animo

davidfarrar