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When Conservatives are down, all they have to say is "Card Check" - Protect the Employee Free Choice Act!

Digby writes:

The economic crisis, particularly the Big 3 meltdown, is offering the right what they see as a new opportunity to break unions and destroy any advances workers might have expected under a progressive government. They may be temporarily in disarray politically, but the right never forgets their primary mission --- protecting the wealthy. And they are very good at advancing that agenda whether in the majority or the minority. Under the Shock Doctrine, they have a perfect opportunity to end the union movement in America and they'll certainly do their best to take advantage of the moment.

The rightwing is still trying to gut worthwhile projects that will allow people a bigger voice. They’ve been doing this for years with the backing of the very people who will be significantly hurt by such gutting. Such as Trickle Down Economics (The providing tax cuts to businesses and the rich, in the belief that it will trickle down to those on the bottom.) We are witnessing, the damage from this pipedream. Another is the Wolfowitz or later renamed Bush Doctrine (in so many words) a fantasy or belief that Democracy could be forced on other nations through pre-emptive war. Sadness abound from this one. Then the use of fear to gut our freedoms. Using newspeak to get the power they lust for, which was disastrous to our freedoms. Their plots have been exposed but we still need to remain diligent. The rightwing’s desire for status quo is still intact, and they will still pull the wool over our eyes to deny us the ability to protect what is best for us.  Join Barack Obama and Support the Employee Free Choice Act thinkingblue

Originally posted to thinkingblue on Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 09:06 AM PST.

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  •  perhaps you would like to explain (0+ / 0-)

    Why is a secret ballot such a bad thing.  What is the counter argument to having a card check essentially allows workers to pressured into joining a union?

    I happen to believe that workers need to have representatives on the Board of Directors. I also think unions can play an important role but can't get my head around why a secret ballot is a bad thing.

    •  It's before the secret ballot that is the problem (1+ / 0-)
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      chrome327

      After the initial card check, employers do any and every thing to avoid getting to the secret ballot vote or allowing it to pass.  Employers have openly threatened to shut down work sites that have gotten enough cards signed to form a union.  They have threatened to take away benefits from those employees.  

  •  Bankruptcy is about breaking unions. (1+ / 0-)
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    chrome327

    The right-wing pundits have been quite enthusiastic about the big three going through bankruptcy.
    This would allow them to break union contracts and renege on their retirement promises.

    "I'm not opposed to all wars; I'm opposed to dumb wars." -- Obama in 2002

    by Frank Palmer on Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 09:57:30 AM PST

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