TITLE

Doublespeak

AUTHOR(S)
Hegland, Donald E.
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Assembly;Apr2009, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author focuses on issues related to the Employee Free Choice Act being proposed by the U.S. Congress to eliminate the current system of secret-ballot in electing union leaders in 2009. According to the author, all employees of a company would be force to join a union without a vote if union organizers prove that majority of employees want a union by signing card checks in public. He also believes that the law, once enacted, would leave employees in the country with no choice.
ACCESSION #
37584888

 

Related Articles

  • MAJOR INITIATIVES.  // AHA News;3/30/2009, Vol. 45 Issue 7, Special section p2 

    The article deals with the efforts of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace to educate the U.S. Congress about the importance of keeping union election ballots private, free from interference and influence by either side and to ensure all parties have a voice in the labor agreement process....

  • 'Organized Chaos?'. Wiedenkeller, Keith // Film Journal International;Oct2008, Vol. 111 Issue 10, p31 

    This article looks at the state of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) in the U.S. Congress in 2008. According to the article, the bill was passed by the House of Representatives in 2007, but stalled out in the Senate due to a filibuster. It indicates that observers and insiders believe it...

  • Employee Free Choice Act Rally Held.  // International Musician;Mar2009, Vol. 107 Issue 3, p4 

    The article reports on the move of union members and labor allies to rally in Washington, DC to support the Employee Free Choice Act. It is noted that the bill would allow workers the freedom to join unions and bargain. The supporters to the said rally have delivered more than 1.5 million...

  • How to Destroy Shareholder Value in One Easy Lesson. Bowyer, Jerry // Human Events;2/26/2007, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p9 

    The article comments on the introduction of the U.S. Employee Free Choice Act in the Congress. The author states that under the present law, employees are required to hold a secret-ballot vote on unionization, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. If passed, the bill in question...

  • Union Agenda Gets Increased Attention in Changed Political Climate. Bush, Haydn // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2009, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p11 

    The article reports that organized labor's agenda is getting increased attention in the U.S. Congress in 2009. In March, Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate reintroduced the Employee Free Choice Act, which was first proposed in 2007 and would certify unions after some employees...

  • Advancing the nation's economic well-being.  // American Teacher;May/Jun2009, Vol. 93 Issue 8, p6 

    The article focuses on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which was introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress on March 10, 2009. The law is said to prevent employers from denying newly organized workers a first contract, and gives employees in a company the option of requesting for a...

  • Congress Attacks a Cornerstone of American Democracy.  // Westchester County Business Journal;5/14/2007, Vol. 46 Issue 20, p19 

    The article focuses on the all-out U.S. Congress assault on the use of private ballots in elections in deciding whether or not a worker wants to join a union. The right to a private ballot is considered to be a basis of the American democracy. It permits the voters to make tough and...

  • this week.  // Hill;4/23/2012, Vol. 19 Issue 49, p4 

    The article offers news briefs related to various activities of the U.S. Congress from April 24 to 30, 2012, including discussion of various cyber security and land bills at the House, a debate at Senate on speeding of labor union's election, and a hearing for budget at the House.

  • Check-Card Legislation Threatens Democracy. Stottlemyer, Todd A. // Business Journal (Central New York);4/13/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 15, p25 

    The article reports on the effect of the Employee Free Choice Act to successful entrepreneurship and democracy. The legislation, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, will require employers to recognize a labor union without the secret-ballot elections by employees. It is stated that...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics