Skip to comments.Pro-union act becomes issue in Senate race
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.
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 ...
“Enabling thuggery and intimidation” is closer to the truth.
after Supreme Court appointments, this would be the biggest domestic risk of an Obama victory
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?
really worked well for the US auto companies /sarc
the truth about Obama
Native American’s Against Obama-Where?”
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
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.
If this is enacted it will truly be a threat to our country.
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.
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.
..... 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.
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