• Secret Ballots and Human Rights
    Sep 21, 2009  - Voters use a secret ballot. Workers who want to create a union use a secret ballot (for now). So do prisoners of war. Most people probably aren’t aware of it, but POWs do have a right to the secret ballot – something that workers would not have if the Employee Free Choice Act becomes law. In additio... More
  • The “New” EFCA That Never Was
    Sep 16, 2009  - Arlen Specter made quite a splash yesterday with his declaration that a new version of the Employee Free Choice Act had garnered the 60 votes needed for passage in the Senate. Yesterday, the newly Democratic lawmaker appeared before the AFL-CIO convention. He announced that a compromise on EFCA has ... More
  • Why Oppose EFCA? It’s All About Jobs
    Sep 14, 2009  - Mike Weaver doesn’t oppose unions. He opposes unemployment – and that’s why he’s against the Employee Free Choice Act. In a Sunday essay for The Indianapolis Star, Weaver – president of Weaver Popcorn Co. in Noblesville, Ind.– criticized the act’s ability to set aside the secret ballot for workers a... More
  • You Think Things Seem Bad Now? What If EFCA Takes Effect?
    Sep 4, 2009  - It’s hard to imagine worse news to kick off Labor Day Weekend. The national unemployment rate reached 9.7 percent in August, the Labor Department reported today. That’s up from 9.4 percent in July and it’s the worst rate in 26 years. And there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. “Analysts generally... More
  • Reasons EFCA Must Fail No. 2: Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
    Aug 27, 2009  - The American economy is sick and the best cure is jobs. The national unemployment rate is currently 9.4 percent. That’s a slight improvement from the previous mark of 9.5 percent, but that’s like saying a 102-degree fever has improved … to 101. The Employee Free Choice Act will not reduce that fever... More
  • Reasons EFCA Must Fail No. 9: Have You SEEN the Unemployment Rate Lately?
    Aug 18, 2009  - Ever hear the phrase, “making a bad situation worse”? That’s exactly what would happen to our economy – which, unfortunately, is in a “bad situation” at the moment – if some in Congress and their special interest allies get their way with enactment of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act. A report... More
  • Monthly Reminder of Why EFCA Must Not Take Effect
    Aug 7, 2009  - There are plenty of reasons not to enact the job killing, privacy destroying Employee Free Choice Act, but this morning, the U.S. Department of Labor gave us 247,000 more. Those reasons? The 247,000 Americans who lost their jobs in the month of July, bringing the job loss totals since the recession ... More