Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"Business Seeks to Defeat Bill on Unions"

Very important article on this so-called Employee Free Choice Act in the Wall Street Journal today.

This bill is a very bad idea.

Unions are seeking to undermine the secret ballot that has protected workers for so many years. With private sector union membership crashing (the percentage of wage and salaried workers in unions was 12 percent in 2006, compared to 20 percent in 1983), labor leaders are desperate to overturn the secret ballot.

And incidentally, more and more union dues are appropriated and dispersed for liberal left political causes—not the health of worker compensation.