Skip to comments.Card Check: The Silencing Of Management
Posted on 03/14/2009 4:55:01 PM PDT by Petro
I think by now, a lot of Americans have heard about the proposed change by the labor unions and the Democrats to eliminate secret balloting when a company's employees decide to unionize. This change in the collective bargaining laws is called the "Employee Free Choice Act" or EFCA. It is also more commonly known as "Card Check". (See Wikipedia's Coverage of this topic)
No matter what you call it, those who object to it are usually against it because it abandons the democratic process of voting in secret. It is this process of secret balloting that has, for decades now, prevented either management or any union personnel from adversely influencing the outcome of the vote through some form of intimidation.
But from my perspective, EFCA is even more undemocratic than any simple elimination of a secret ballot. That's because EFCA will completely silence management's voice in the process of a company becoming unionized.
(Excerpt) Read more at cuttingthroughthefog.blogspot.com ...
Whenever my company found out about the annual union drive conducted by both the Teamsters or the the Food Worker’s union, they’d do what any smart company would do:
They’d hold PAID employee “training” meetings on the current state of wages and benefits, then they’d explain what would happen if the company went union.
Never passed the card-check stage.
Such practices would be eliminated if this new law were passed.
BTW, I spent the last ten years helping shutter UAW plants.
I work largely in Mexico and Korea for manufacturing operations, now.
Good job, UAW !!!
I worked for a company that would fire you even if you joked about unionizing.