Unions and Your Rights
There is a lot of talk lately about the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), also known as BOOGAH BOOGAH BOOGAH THE UNIONS ARE COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN!
I haven't decided if I'm for or against the proposed EFCA.
What I have decided is that I'm tired of anti-EFCA folks saying the proposed EFCA will "take away an employee's right to a confidential vote."
I have some news: in the case of voting for or against a union, you don't currently have the legal right to a confidential vote.
Let me say that one more time, in case anyone missed it: in the case of voting for or against a union, you don't currently have the legal right to a confidential vote.
What you do have the right to, is to vote for or against a union. That's it.
If this is true (and it is) how does the proposed EFCA take away your legal right to a confidential vote? That's easy: IT DOESN'T.
The proposed EFCA may do a lot of things, the extent of which none of us can know unless it is actually passed. I encourage you to educate yourself on the proposed law and decide for yourself if it is something that will help or hurt workers, employers and the economy.
Whatever you do, don't believe the hype from either side. Do your own research and reach your own conclusions. That's what I plan on doing.