Thursday, August 14, 2008

Forced unionization

According to CNSNews:
Liberals in Congress have promised to enact the card-check law in the next Congress. Senator Barack H. Obama has pledged to sign it if he were to become President. In typical Orwellian fashion, the legislation is called the “Employee Free Choice Act.” As Secretary Chao has stated, this legislation would deprive ordinary workers of the right to a secret ballot as to whether to organize a union in a factory or company.
Unions, of course, are a power base for the Democratic Party. There's certainly nothing surprising about the Left using Orwellilan language to mask their power-plays, but what is suprising is that the Left's attempted power-grab in this case is so egregious, that even the very liberal former U.S. Senator, George McGoven has publicly opposed it:
According to McGovern there are many documented cases in which workers have been pressured, harassed, tricked and intimidated into signing cards which have led to mandatory payment of dues. McGovern suggested that workers could lose their freedom to express their will in private, the right to make a decision without anyone peering over their shoulder, free from fear or reprisal.
Pressure, harassment, intimidation, loss of freedom....and Barack Obama supports it!

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