Thursday, December 4, 2008
EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT People, keep your secret ballot or be prepared for intimidation to force you to comply. I have never been "anti-union" but I have fought against behavior which purports to be "for the union" but is actually unlawful and intended to stifle free expression and impose oppression. For example, you don't want to sign the card and refuse only to find your windshield shattered at the end of your shift. It only takes one such incident for a few to impose their views on the entire group. Your only protection is in the secret ballot and that is the reason it exists. We should have learned something from the last eight years of smarmy titles to disguise the rot of the proposal and "trust me" promises. The secret ballot is your power; so, do not give it up without a fight.