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  • Forget the secret ballot; note the secret agenda

    05/16/2009 4:40:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies · 367+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 16 may 09 | Patrick McIlheran
    The Employee Free Choice Act, which would take away employees’ free choice about whether to join a union, has brighter prospects now that Arlen Specter is in the mood to compromise. This is wretched news, of course, because secret ballots matter (I'll point out why in Sunday's Journal Sentinel) and because the bill also imposes binding arbitration on company-union negotiations. As George McGovern recently put it, this is lunacy. Diana Furchgott-Roth points out that Specter’s compromise might well be to give way on the secret ballot – unions would have to swallow not winning 100% of the time – but...