New, aggressive ad for anti-card check coalition
No sense in waiting for the new Congress to get up a head of steam on the so-called "Employee Freedom of Choice Act" and allow the unions to push this execrable legislation through.
To remind our readers, the EFCA would take away the secret ballot in labor organizing attempts. All that would be required for a company to become unionized is for a majority of workers in a shop to sign a card - in the presence of a union representative. The nightmare of marrying mobbed up unions with this open invitation to intimidate workers simply cannot be allowed. Other "highlights" of this bill include the provision that would force management to accept government mediation if the two sides couldn't agree on a contract. I will leave to your imagination what an Obama NLRB might do with that little gem.
But there is hope. Several coalitions have formed to stop this abomination, including the Employee Freedom Action Committee (EFAC) who have already spent 20 million dollars opposing the measure. Now the group has come out with a superlative ad that will be running on Fox and CNN soon.
The voice over is simple and direct:
Steel, Auto, Airlines
What do these industries all have in common?
Hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and union bosses that helped put them out of business.
If you think the economy is bad now, it could get worse.
Union bosses are pushing their own bailout bill in Congress that could force employees to pay union dues against their will.
Economists say it will cost jobs and damage the economy.
Fight the Employee “Forced” Choice Act at EmployeeFreedom.org
In a press release, the executive director of EFAC Richard Berman said:
"If Americans like what the unions did to Detroit's economy, they'll love what the unions will do to the country," said Richard Berman, executive director of the Employee Freedom Action Committee. "The unions have played a significant role in nearly bankrupting the Big Three automakers with untenable inefficiencies which have put tens of thousands out of work. With the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act, unions are poised to do the same to millions of jobs across the country.""President-elect Obama and the incoming Congress were elected by a secret ballot vote, yet labor unions and their front groups like American Rights at Work are pursuing the effective elimination of that right for millions of Americans," said Berman.