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Pro-union act becomes issue in Senate race
Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 7, 2008 | Ed Sealover

Posted on 10/07/2008 6:48:12 AM PDT by george76

The Employee Free Choice Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007, but Democratic backers couldn't end a Republican filibuster against it in the Senate.

Democrat Mark Udall backs the act and Republican Bob Schaffer doesn't, making Colorado one of about eight states where dueling groups could spend a combined $40 million nationally to highlight issues raised in the legislation.

Employees at private companies now can unionize by getting 30 percent of the work force to sign cards seeking union representation and then getting a majority of workers to back unionization in a secret-ballot election.

The EFCA would allow unionization without a secret- ballot vote if more than half of the workers sign the cards.

Intimidation issue

Republicans argue that eliminating the need for a secret ballot and going to a so-called card-check system could lead to intimidation of workers by union organizers who will know where an employee stands on unionization.

the change could sharply increase the number of unionized companies.

Only about 7 percent of Colorado's work force is unionized now.

Card-check elections could create more than 10 million new union members nationwide over the next decade...

(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: efca; union; unionization; unionized; unions

1 posted on 10/07/2008 6:48:13 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Form more unions, consumer prices go up, quality goes down, profits go down, company goes bankrupt — Victory for the Union!
2 posted on 10/07/2008 6:56:33 AM PDT by RedhairRedhair (How do I change my tagline?)
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To: george76

The Union Free To Intimidate Act


3 posted on 10/07/2008 6:57:37 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: george76

“pro-union”...

how euphemistic.

“Enabling thuggery and intimidation” is closer to the truth.


4 posted on 10/07/2008 6:58:01 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: george76
The EFCA would allow unionization without a secret- ballot vote if more than half of the workers sign the cards. Intimidation issue

Republicans argue that eliminating the need for a secret ballot and going to a so-called card-check system could lead to intimidation of workers by union organizers who will know where an employee stands on unionization.

the change could sharply increase the number of unionized companies.



A secret ballot should remain just that. The unions are divided of what the membership believes, vs what the internationals preach. If the internationals paid attention to the needs of Americans, memberships would soar.

Sadly the international is in bed with the likes of grungy harry, nasty pelousy, and others. They should have a clue, they are about as popular as the congress is, and by doing so, losing members.
5 posted on 10/07/2008 6:59:59 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Maverick Barracuda voter!)
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To: Issaquahking

after Supreme Court appointments, this would be the biggest domestic risk of an Obama victory


6 posted on 10/07/2008 7:03:04 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: george76

I got railed at by a friend when I refused to sign a petition in support of this bill. If a friend is willing to use shame tactics to get me to “change my vote,” just what would a union organizer be willing to do?


7 posted on 10/07/2008 7:04:03 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: RedhairRedhair
Victory for the Union

really worked well for the US auto companies /sarc

8 posted on 10/07/2008 7:04:27 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SunkenCiv; Candor7

the truth about Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSc3Q_INPKo&feature=related


9 posted on 10/07/2008 7:08:39 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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Native American’s Against Obama-Where?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCeImyvNnZ0&feature=related


10 posted on 10/07/2008 7:19:35 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Barack just wants to end disagreement.

He will change our system to socialism and manage it with the heavy hand of a Nazi.
There will be no dissent permitted.

By the end of his first year in office we would be governed by quasi-military cadres of black thugs like the Nation of Islam crazies surrounding his pal, Louis Farrakhan, and those chanting groups of mumbling Obama-bots we now see in videos springing up all over the net.

Get ready for Reparations and other minority handouts that will dwarf the $700 billion dollar Wall Street bail out


11 posted on 10/07/2008 7:27:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself)
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To: Issaquahking
Keeping the secret ballot is a must. In Colorado, ski resort workers and ski teachers are trying to organize. It is truly unfortunate that labor force feels that it needs to organize but they are being driven to this by the cutthroat practices of the big resort companies who virtually hold a monopoly on hiring. Removing the right of a secret ballot would hurt U. S. citizens. It must not be allowed to become law.

Most U.S. citizens in the resort companies feel that they must organize to protect their jobs and see that their benefits and pay is raised to a proper level of compensation. Right now benefits and pay are being held down. Each year the resort companies bring in thousands of foreign workers. The resorts companies will tell you that they do this to provide “cultural diversity”. The truth is, each year resorts imports thousands of foreign workers to drive labor costs down and to keep labor costs down.

12 posted on 10/07/2008 7:36:57 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: george76

If this is enacted it will truly be a threat to our country.


13 posted on 10/07/2008 7:39:43 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Iron Munro; potlatch; LucyT; Jeff Head

Hopeiate

8-)


14 posted on 10/07/2008 7:56:54 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: WellyP

The ski towns were taken over by the hippies and druggies in the 70’s and 80’s.

Now they build ‘affordable housing’ aka government housing projects for government staff.

This guarantees permanent election of liberals as the taxpayers ( sales and property taxes ) are the tourists who can not vote.

The biggest real estate developer is now the government as they waive their own impact fees and zoning rules.


15 posted on 10/07/2008 8:04:40 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: messierhunter

Some friend.

/s


16 posted on 10/07/2008 8:05:19 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
The “affordable housing” is full of Mexicans! I didn't say that they were ALL illegal!
17 posted on 10/07/2008 8:14:07 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: nascarnation
Worked good for American steel industry, airlines, mining & Hollywood too!
18 posted on 10/07/2008 8:52:08 AM PDT by RedhairRedhair (How do I change my tagline?)
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To: WellyP

Ah ha. That is fascinating. I was in Yellowstone and in the Tetons recently and the resort hires were from all over the world, e.g., Slovenia, the Ukraine, Bulgaria, etc. I had assumed it was a student exchange program.


19 posted on 10/07/2008 8:56:42 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: messierhunter

..... just what would a union organizer be willing to do?....

Slash your tires without hesitation.

Drench your yard and shrubs in roundup

Poison your dog

Rant at your mother.


20 posted on 10/07/2008 9:00:18 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: Iron Munro; george76; PhilDragoo; SierraWasp; tubebender; Jeff Head

“By the end of his first year in office we would be governed by quasi-military cadres of black thugs like the Nation of Islam crazies surrounding his pal, Louis Farrakhan, and those chanting groups of mumbling Obama-bots we now see in videos springing up all over the net.

Get ready for Reparations and other minority handouts that will dwarf the $700 billion dollar Wall Street bail out.”

I had a very interesting phone call from a long time black friend, who in his own words is 98% conservative/98% of the time. He had two interesting points:

#1. Thanks to Freddie and Fannie, welfare and grants that Acorn and other community organizers have gotten over the past two decades, we have been paying reparations for about 2 decades. It just isn’t called that. Also, with the Trillion $ bailout, even more tax money has been ear marked for more reparations.

#2. Conservative whites, Asian, Hispanics and any conservatives need to be very scared of the thugs being trained by Obama, the Nation of Islam and al Fuqra.


21 posted on 10/07/2008 9:08:03 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah !)
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To: MrB

“pro-union”...

how euphemistic.

Just like pro choice!


22 posted on 10/07/2008 9:09:13 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah !)
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To: Grampa Dave

Whenever someone says “woman’s right to choose”

always add “to kill her unborn child”.

And if you get a protest from the speaker, simply state that you want it to be clear as to what the “choice” is.


23 posted on 10/07/2008 9:11:40 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: MrB

I tell them that pro choice is the liberal verbal gilding of the lilly re Hitler’s Final Solution re unborn babies.


24 posted on 10/07/2008 9:17:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah !)
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To: Grampa Dave

We taxpayers are tired of “paying reparations for about 2 decades”

There is going to be a huge shock as millions of baby boomers retire, stop paying into ss and medicare, and begin withdrawing ‘our’ money.


25 posted on 10/07/2008 11:49:32 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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