WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 8, 2009
It’s been nearly two years since Democrats in Congress first voted to take the secret ballot from workers. On March 1, 2007, Democrats approved the deceptively named Employee Free Choice Act
, a bill that would actually prevent workers from freely and privately choosing whether or not to join a union through a secret ballot election.
As we approach the anniversary of this undemocratic moment in history, it may be illuminating to revisit what editorial boards around the nation had to say about the anti-worker “card check” bill when it was first being brought before the House. Consider the following, from the San Francisco Examiner:
"There is no 'free choice' in this travesty, clearly a payoff to union leaders who contributed so handsomely to the Democrats’ November election victory."
Editorial, “Democrats: Keep secret ballot sacred,” San Francisco Examiner, 02.16.07
As true today as it was 2 years ago. It’s almost hard to believe that House Democrats are poised to impose this undemocratic and wildly unpopular scheme on the American people once again.
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