A frightening change to the fabric of this democratic nation will occur shortly after we have elected Barack Obama to the Presidency. Since the Congress is likely to hold a filibuster proof majority for the Democrats, the Employee Free Election Act will likely be sent up to the White House to be signed into law. Barack Obama as a co-sponsor of the bill will, without a doubt, immediately sign it into law.
Why is this frightening and why will this change the fabric of our democratic nation? Well, to combat the oppression of companies, supposedly crushing attempted unionization, by firing workers who try to unionize at the work place – even though there is currently a required secret ballot for workers to elect to unionize or to not unionize. The employer simply does not know how the worker voted. The Democrats plan to change this and replace a secret ballot with a “Free Election” Act – eliminating the secret ballot and allowing a “dainty doily carrying” union organizer to sit in front of the worker while the worker fills out a preference card for a union. When 51% of the workers fill out a card and check off “yes” on union, the union will be certified by the National Labor Relations Board.
The Democratic Party plans to take away the secret ballot to help the worker. The D E M O C R A T I C Party will remove democracy from a union election to HELP the worker? The web site Open Congress describes this bill as:
This is the Democrats’ chief labor bill (aka the Card-check bill). It would change the rules governing the formation of unions, the way first contracts between unions and employers are negotiated, and how employees’ rights are enforced. Under the bill, unions could be certified once a majority of employees have signed union authorization cards. The bill also designates a time line for first contracts to be drawn up between unions and employees. Finally, it would increase the fines employers must pay if found guilty of violating their employees’ right to unionize.
This alone should be pause enough to consider what will happen when the Democrats are swept into total control of this nation. If you want this “Vote For Change” – Yes They Can!