CDW Warns of Latest Union Scheme: Unfair Access

January 7th, 2011 by Admin

Broad Employer Coalition Fights to Protect Customers, Employees, and Employers in Latest NLRB Case

WASHINGTON // JANUARY 7, 2011 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) filed an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on the crucial question of whether the federal government will demand that a business allow organized labor union representatives to trespass at the workplace in order to harass customers and employees and otherwise harm an employer

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Election Night Was Bad For Card Check

November 4th, 2010 by Admin

Over the last two years, this blog has documented (obsessively, so me might say), the ill effects and ill tidings of the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. One angle we covered was the manner in which candidates for public office ran on their opposition to EFCA and ran away from their support of same (see here for an example, which doesn’t even include the important Kentucky victory of Sen-elect Rand Paul, who vigorously opposed EFCA during his campaign).

But not everyone could escape their support, nor the consequences. Pat Cleary over at looks at Big Labor’s bad election night, and includes this interesting factoid:

…41 anti-democracy candidates who had voted for, cosponsored or endorsed the “Card Check” bill were defeated, including at least 31 who co-sponsored the bill in the 111th Congress.

When it comes to a statement, that’s not a whisper–that’s a shout: NO to card check, NO to binding interest arbitration, NO to one-sided monetary penalties, NO to EFCA.

This is good news, to be sure. But even as voters were going to the polls, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace was noting that the executive branch is still finding backdoor methods of weakening the protection of private-ballot votes for workers deciding whether to join a union.

The fight is headed in the right direction, but is not yet won.

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Employer Community Stands United Against Card Check

November 1st, 2010 by Admin

From the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace today:

Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and More Than 225 Business Groups File Brief In Card Check Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. // NOVEMBER 1, 2010 // The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a brief signed by more than 225 U.S. business groups urging the National Labor Relations Board to protect employees

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Card Check: Still Unpopular, After All These Years

July 30th, 2010 by Admin

Shopfloor has the latest poll showing Ohioans are no fans of the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. They are in good company. Check out our long list of posts covering polls that show just how unpopular the card check bill is with Americans of just about every stripe.

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Card Check: So Lame (Duck Session)

July 10th, 2010 by Admin

If you can’t beat ‘em, sneak it through the back door at the 11th hour when the world has rejected you and your agenda.

That’s the potential scenario envisioned by The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund, who is doing great reporting to highlight these statements by leading Democratic politicians:

In the House, Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told reporters last month that for bills like “card check”

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Marco Rubio Talks Card Check

July 8th, 2010 by Admin

For a seemingly endless time we have been discussing the ways in which some politicians want to avoid the issue of card check (because their support for such an ill-conceived and unfair plan would be highly unpopular) while others are happy to bring it up (because their opposition matches the opinion of the vast majority of Americans).

The latest evidence comes from sunny Florida, where Senatorial candidate Marco Rubio discussed card check on Fox Business. Transcript here

SULLIVAN: We have seen some victories. Health care obviously comes to mind. What do you think the unions want now? What is their big agenda? Is it maybe reinvigorating card check?

RUBIO: Oh, absolutely. I think that

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