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Coalition for a Democratic Workplace/Union Household Survey Results (Obama Union Payback Act)
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Posted on 11/13/2008 6:21:02 PM PST by Fred

Union Voters Overwhelmingly Want to Protect Right to Cast Vote in Private

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a comprehensive analysis of data of union household attitudes from six statewide polls. The combined findings from the key states of Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New Mexico suggest that President-elect Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress may have trouble convincing voters from union households that support for the mis-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is a pro-worker position.

Notably, the surveys found widespread opposition among union household voters (69%) to the EFCA, which would replace a federally supervised secret ballot process with one that requires a majority of workers to simply sign a card to authorize a union.

There is a bill in Congress called the Employee Free Choice Act which would replace a federally supervised secret ballot election with a process that requires a majority of workers to simply sign a card to authorize organizing a union and the workers' signatures would be made public to their employer, the union organizers and their co-workers. Do you support or oppose Congress passing this legislation?

Despite opposition from their own rank and file workers, labor bosses have made support for the EFCA, or "card check" bill, a top priority this year and are pressuring Democrats to act quickly to pass it. Under the EFCA, workers would effectively lose their right to a private ballot when deciding whether to be represented by a union. The secret ballot would be replaced with a "card-check" scheme where a union is organized if a majority of workers simply sign a card; the workers' signatures are made public to their employer, the union organizers and their co-workers.


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Union Voters Overwhelmingly Want to Protect Right to Cast Vote in Private
1 posted on 11/13/2008 6:21:03 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

The right to free, unfettered elections is essential to liberty.

That said, if it comes to an open vote, I’ve proudly stood up and proclaimed my intense hatred of unions before, and I’ll gladly do it again.


2 posted on 11/13/2008 6:25:38 PM PST by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: Fred

Obama-mao wants to give unions more power in order to keep him in POWER. It is really not about anything else.


3 posted on 11/13/2008 6:29:08 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: rockrr

It would seem to me that the unions would like to eliminate ALL secret ballots.


4 posted on 11/13/2008 6:36:45 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Those who live by the sword risk being shot by those who don’t.)
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To: Fred

Obama to blue collar peasants:

“All your unions are belong to us”.


5 posted on 11/13/2008 6:38:28 PM PST by factoryrat (Better living through American Industrial Might.)
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To: rockrr

Heck they’ll just do away with actually have YOU sign the card.


6 posted on 11/13/2008 6:40:39 PM PST by driftdiver (No More Obama! - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: rockrr

I would sign petitions, give money, to vote to impeach any politician if they vote yes on card check. no discussion. no quarter. no tyrants.


7 posted on 11/13/2008 6:50:30 PM PST by Liaison
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To: Fred

You know, there are bright spots in all this, and we don’t really have to look far.


8 posted on 11/13/2008 6:55:12 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Fred

Dems don’t give a damn about the rank and file union folks accept insofar that they can extract union dues and campaign volunteers from them. They are idiot peons to them. They care about the agenda of Andy Stern & John Sweeney, that’s it. Workers’ don’t want a union forced on them and their secret ballot removed? Who cares! They’re not as smart as Obama and don’t know what’s good for them! Liberty is old fashioned anyway.


9 posted on 11/13/2008 7:07:59 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Fred
Forty years ago construction unions were run by local thugs. When contracts were up, the plan was to go on strike for two weeks in the summer (take vacations). Then the rank and file voted to accept the new agreement and go back to work. Somehow, all at once power went to the nationals. The strikes stopped. The local thugs were kicked out. Now the nationals are moving an agenda to further control the worker. Seems like the unions and corporations have a plan.

Boil the frog slowly.

10 posted on 11/13/2008 7:08:40 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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I’m not anti-union...but this is what France did...

Do we want to end-up like France?


11 posted on 11/14/2008 12:59:27 AM PST by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "Senator Government" is here)
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