- Jul 9, 2010
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...there have been signs in recent weeks that party leaders are planning an ambitious, lame-duck session to muscle through bills in December they don't want to defend before November. Retiring or defeated members of Congress would then be able to vote for sweeping legislation without any fear of voter retaliation.
John Fund: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy - WSJ.com
Be afraid....be very afraid. December could be quite the ride.
The Employee Free Choice Act - the "Card Check" Bill | U.S. Chamber of CommerceCard Check would effectively eliminate private voting [for unionization].
Under the existing law today, workers have a chance to vote for or against unionization in a private-ballot election that is federally supervised. Under Card Check, if more than 50% of workers at a facility sign a card, the government would have to certify the union, and a private ballot election would be prohibited—even if workers want one.
By forcing workers to sign a card in public—instead of vote in private—Card Check opens the door to intimidation and coercion. Over 70% of voters agree that a private election is better than card check.
As if the opportunity Card Check provides for intimidation isn't enough, another part of this legislation imposes 120 days for union/management to agree to a first-time contract -- or face government arbitration.
Unions say, "SuhWEET!!"
That's just one item on the front burner. Others? A Federally-mandated voter registration process to over-ride state laws; porkulous spending; cap-and-trade.