Saturday, July 18, 2009

The King Is Dead, Long Live The King

Card check is dead, but the Denver Post isn't ready to celebrate just yet:
While we opposed the card check portion of the bill — the right to a secret ballot is a cornerstone of our democracy — it was never our biggest worry.

By far, the most economically destructive provision in EFCA is one that imposes binding arbitration if the parties fail to reach a contract agreement within 90 days.

This, in effect, means unions have zero incentive to bargain in good faith. They do have an incentive to make over-the-top demands, knowing they would be the starting point in arbitration hearings.

Any guesses which President and which political party support this bill?

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

The removal of a secret ballot will leave members open to intimidation by other members and union leadership. The name of the game is retribution and the Obama administration is filled with it. Did you hear that Walpin is filing a federal suit for both inappropriate dismissal of a civil servant and age discrimination due to the slander that was spread as an excuse for his removal. This case is full of corruption. I wonder if the media will tell anyone about it.