At least, that’s what more liberal clergy apparently think. They are backing so-called “card check,” which would allow union organizers to mislead and intimidate their way to victory.
Union leaders, clergy and liberal members of Congress gathered in the mostly empty U.S. Capitol Visitors Center early Tuesday morning to hear multicultural choir music, speeches from religious leaders–and to pray for the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).
The event was a prayer breakfast sponsored by Faith Leaders for Workplace Fairness–a coalition of liberal religious groups that was formed for the sole purpose of promoting EFCA, commonly known as the “card-check” bill.
Under this bill, union organizers could compel an employer to recognize a union as representing the employer’s workers any time more than 50 percent of workers in a workplace publicly signed cards saying they wanted the union. When that happened, there would be no secret ballot among the workers on whether to unionize, and the workers who had not signed the public cards would have no say in the matter.
As I’ve written for the Spectator, the fairest way to decide on a union organizing drive is to hold a vote. Why why hold a Soviet-style ballot where the commissar gets to look at your vote when the Soviet Union is gone?