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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Newsmax's Patten Misleads on Unionization Bill
Topic: Newsmax

A June 8 Newsmax article by David Patten asserts that the Employee Free Choice Act "would eliminate the current requirement that a vote to unionize must come via secret ballot."

In fact, what the bill eliminates is the employers' right to insist on holding a secret-ballot election to determine whether workers favored unionization. Employees would still have the right to hold a secret-ballot election.

Patten also states: "Making the ballot public, opponents contend, would open the door to union intimidation." At no point does he note that intimidation and harrassment of workers by employers oppose unionization is rife under current law.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:20 AM EDT

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