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An undemocratic agenda, part 1
Powerline Blog ^ | Nov. 17, 2008 | Scott Johnson

Posted on 11/17/2008 5:43:26 AM PST by SumProVita

"The proposed legislation that a Democratic Congress with enhanced Democratic majorities stands poised to pass ranges from the destructive to the abominable and the tyrannical. Indeed, much of it -- like, for example, the Fairness Doctrine -- is all of the above.

Another such bill is organized labor's Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800). In terms of truth in labeling -- another feature it shares with the Fairness Doctrine -- this bill could have been inspired by 1984's MInistry of Truth.


"Newspaper articles discussing the EFCA -- such as this Los Angeles Times article -- focus on the abrogation of the secret ballot. Yet the EFCA would also work another change that is almost equally profound and rarely mentioned in such articles. It goes unmentioned, for example, in the Los Angeles Times article.

As the Heritage backgrounder explains, section 3 of the EFCA would require companies and newly certified unions to enter binding arbitration if they cannot reach agreement on an initial contract after 90 days of negotiations. Thus arbitrators would be empowered to impose the terms and conditions of employment for newly unionized workers. Neither companies nor employees could appeal the arbitrator's ruling regarding terms, and the contract would last for two years."

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamatransitionfile; secretballot; unions
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1 posted on 11/17/2008 5:43:26 AM PST by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

Libs overreach. They always do.

2 posted on 11/17/2008 5:53:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

If they try to turn this country into a socialist one, their is going to be any uprising the likes of which has not been seen.

3 posted on 11/17/2008 5:59:09 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: SumProVita
I predict the Employee Free Choice Act will pass, but will be followed by a level of union thuggery not seen in decades. Look for strikes, lockouts and business closings as a result.

The imposition of the Fairness Doctrine will be hard fought and talk radio will not be silenced easily. I see this going to the Supreme Court and being narrowly defeated. However XM/Sirius satellite radio will get a needed boost as major talk shows like Rush will migrate there in anticipation of losing there AM radio niche.

Obama will quickly use up all his political capital in these payoffs to the left.

4 posted on 11/17/2008 6:27:02 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Piquaboy

everytime nobama opens his mouth the market will drop.
After 6 weeks it will be histerical and msm will not have any idea on how to report it.

5 posted on 11/17/2008 7:53:02 AM PST by genghis
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