Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Card Check

David Schuster, subbing for Kieth Olbermann on Countdown last night, made the usual liberal claim about the EFCA bill that it "helps workers form unions." It does nothing of the sort. Workers don't form unions today. What this bill does is help organized labor, existing labor unions, extend their representation to new workplaces.

In itself, I do not consider that a bad thing; far from it, I would like to see that happen in a major way. But EFCA does that in a fashion that allows organized unions to bully workers into accepting that representation when the workers might not want it, or might want a different union to represent them rather than the one which is making the effort.

Labor law needs change; it just doesn't need this particular change.

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