Posts Tagged ‘efca’

LA Times: Business groups have outmaneuvered workers groups, labor unions say their side has gotten disorganized, ‘card checked’

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

LA Times:

…key components of the bill are in serious jeopardy. And the legislation has produced one of the biggest surprises in Washington since Democrats swept the White House and Congress: The nation’s labor unions, which organized so effectively last year to help elect President Obama, have been outmaneuvered so far on their top priority by their opponents in the business community. (more…)

61% Say Secret Ballot Is Fair Way To Vote For A Union

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009


Sixty-one percent (61%) of Americans say it is fair to require a vote by secret ballot if workers want to form a union. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 18% say it is not fair to require a secret ballot.

At the same time, most Americans (57%) believe it is at least somewhat difficult for workers to form a union. Just 19% say it is not difficult to form a union.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Republicans believe it is fair to require a secret ballot along with 54% of Democrats and 62% of those not affiliated with either major party.

But, 70% of Democrats believe it is difficult for employees to create a union. Forty-three percent (43%) of Republicans share that view along with 54% of unaffiliated voters.

Just 9% of Non-Union Workers Want to Join Union

Thursday, March 19th, 2009


Union members tend to believe that most workers want to join a labor union. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 47% of union members hold that view while only 18% disagree.

But those who don’t belong to a union hold a different perspective. By a 56% to 14% margin, they believe that most workers do not want to belong to a union.

As for personal preference, only nine percent (9%) of non-union workers would like to join a union. Eighty-one percent (81%) would not.

Even among those who are worried about losing their jobs in the near future, only nine percent (9%) would like to join a union. There is also no difference in a desire for union membership between those whose firms are hiring and those who are laying people off.

Unions continue push for pro-workplace-bullying legislation

Monday, February 16th, 2009

( – The Employee Free Choice Act may not be the slam dunk for Big Labor that labor union activists want the public to believe.

Known as “card check,” the bill is the centerpiece of Big Labor’s agenda for the Obama administration.

But on Friday, with top union leaders gathered at the White House for the president to sign three executive orders that apply to labor unions – including an order barring federal funds from being used to discourage a union — no mention of the card check bill was made.