Secret Ballots for Union Voting

Ernest Istook talked about his organization’s effort to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act. The union-backed legislation, also… read more

Ernest Istook talked about his organization’s effort to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act. The union-backed legislation, also known as the card-check bill, would give labor leaders the right to organize workers through open petitions rather than secret ballots, and would, union leaders say, prevent employers from exerting undue and potentially intimidating influence over the process. Business advocates say the proposal would give unions too much access to employees on the clock and would upend the core democratic concept of a secret ballot for elections. Mr. Istook responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. close

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Secret Ballots for Union Voting

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Dec 30, 2008

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  • Dec 30, 2008 | 8:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 30, 2008 | 4:53pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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