Freedom Not Fear in the Workplace!
With the Democrats in control of both chambers of Congress, union bosses have pushed for the introduction the so called “Employee Free Choice Act”, better known as Card Check. With wide majorities in both the House and Senate, many believe this could pass fairly easily and be on President Obama’s desk sooner rather than later.
The Wall Street Journal reports that several moderate Democrats and the lone Republican supporter of the EFCA legislation are having second thoughts of the economic impact of such legislation.
A recently released study by University of Chicago economist Prof. Anne Layne-Farrar points out that if the union bosses estimates are correct, we could lose some 600,000 jobs the first year EFCA takes effect nationwide?!?
President Obama’s key economic advisor and business leader Warren Buffett came out on CNBC’s Squawk Box and said he opposed “card check”. Addingthe “Oracles” voice to those concerned about this legislation should carry some weight with Democrats. Not to mention Democrat Presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator George McGovern!
I have joined Newt Gingrich in organizing a nationwide, new media campaign to help stop EFCA in Congress. We are collecting thousands of signatures online to turn into members of Congress and to encourage voters/activists to let their members of Congress know they oppose this reckless legislation, particularly during these tough economic times. Our goal is to protect freedom in the workforce and not encourage fear through intimidation.
The key vote will be the vote for “cloture” in the Senate, which will call off debate and force a final vote on the bill. The vote for “cloture” is “the vote” for the bill, therefore ALL eyes are on the U.S. Senate. So sign our petition, encourage your U.S. Senators to oppose the “cloture vote on EFCA” and protect workers rights to a secret ballot and prevent government bureaucrats from setting the terms of their work conditions.