Skip to comments.Boehner: GOP firmly against 'card check'(A Union in Every Business Act of 2009)
Posted on 11/20/2008 12:29:14 PM PST by Fred
House Republican Leader John A. Boehner said Democrats' use of secret ballots to chose its leadership was ironic because the party wants to nix workers' rights to a secret voting in deciding whether to unionize.
"The secret ballot election is a cornerstone of our American democracy," Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said Thursday. "If it is good enough for House Democrats to rely on during today's high-stakes vote, shouldn't it be good enough for millions of American workers across America who value their workplace privacy?"
He vowed Republicans would stand firmly against the Democrat's "card-check" legislation - dubbed the Employee Free Choice Act or EFCA. It would allow organizers to unionize a workplace by gathering enough singed cards rather than the current process of employees deciding by secret ballots.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, says a card check would not take away workers' right to a secret ballot. Instead, it would guarantee that when a majority of workers want a union, they get a union.
"Both majority sign up 'card check' and secret ballot elections already exist under current law," Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said. "But in current law employers can decide whether or not workers can use the card check process. EFCA would transfer that choice to the workers, so if they prefer the majority sign-up they can have one, and their employer wouldn't get to veto that option."
Enacting the card-check law is a top priority for organized labor and the unions are confident it will be passed by the Democrat-led Congress and signed by President-elect Barack Obama, a top AFL-CIO lobbyist told The Washington Times this week.
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You guy better not let this happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look to France if you want to see what happens with this sort of legislation.
I fully intend to singe my card rather than sign it
It’s the “Union Violence Pays” Act of 2009...
My grade school English teacher would not be amused..
I know we can count on Boehner because he led us into 2 historic defeats in a row. Therefore I can assume he will do great this time. Go Boehner!
Well it will be interesting to see if they stand against something. Look how well that went with the bailout.
So, how do the workers indicate their "choice" for a card-check instead of secret ballot? Do they take a secret ballot vote? Or do they vote by filling in the card?
It made sense to let the employer choose, because the employer would know their own opinion. But it makes no sense for the "workers" to make a decision, since the "workers" aren't a union and have no representation until AFTER they have voted.
I could go along with card check....just as long as it is tied to making every state an instant RTW state.
Then if 51% of the dumbasses want to sign up to pay dues they can, but they can’t force the 49% to pay a damn thing!
Against it maybe, but cant/won’t do sh1t about it.
>> use of secret ballots to chose its leadership
>> My grade school English teacher would not be amused.
As long as she wouldn’t choose to lose her mind where others chose to keep it loose and amused.
NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK LAW IS NEEDED.
This Administration will be an onslaught of efforts to entrench all aspects of their machine into all corners of society. It will be unprecedentedly aggressive.