Skip to comments.Does Obama sense panic on Card Check?
Posted on 03/04/2009 1:50:00 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
President Barack Obama is in the second month of his administration and Congress still hasnt passed the Employee Free Choice Act aka Card Check to abolish the secret ballot in workplace employee representation elections. So, the Big Labor bosses who spent more than $300 million in 2008 to get the best Democratic president and Congress that dues money can buy are getting antsy. Yesterday Obama offered an AFL-CIO gathering a video message reassuring them that we will pass the Employee Free Choice Act. Note that Obama conspicuously said nothing about when he expects Card Check to become law.
Guess what else the Obama message was videotaped nearly two weeks ago, and a lot has happened since then. A growing number of Democrats in Congress are having second thoughts about Card Check, according to the liberal blog Huffington Post, which headlined its March 2 post with Worry grows over Democrat defections on EFCA. Huffington noted that right after the election, union officials were adamant that EFCA be considered within the president's first year in office. Now, however, there seems to be a loosening of the deadline.
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I was curious also. Where in the US Constitution does it allow the Federal Government to dictate that workplace secret ballots are to be illegal?
The Union GOONS will start at one end of town and hit every small business after another and coerce the employees to sign until the town collapses...
But they will be superflous since the unions may find Card Check much easier - especially when targeting small businesses.
But then why pass a law? It doesn’t make sense legally.
No, the law just allows the union to be RECOGNIZED in cases where 50%+1 of the workers sign a card. Like a petition drive. So this is a method for having the union legally organized in addition to a secret ballot election.
I think winning back the house next year or coming close to it is a real possibility.