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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
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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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