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“Quickie” Union Elections
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Last week, I wrote about how Democrats were ditching a provision in their pro-union bill that would have denied workers a secret ballot on unionization, but maintaining a measure that would force companies into binding arbitration if they did not reach an agreement with a union representing their employees. But another alarming “compromise” provision, reported by the New York Times, would require that union elections be held within as little as five days if just 30 percent of workers signed cards supporting unionization. Right now, the election period lasts two months. The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI), which has been defending worker rights in the face of an all out assault by coercive unions and their Democratic allies, has pointed out that so-called “quickie” elections would achieve the same rapid unionization aims as denying workers a secret ballot. There simply wouldn’t be enough time for employers to explain the costs of unionization to workers, making it easier for unions to intimidate employees. WFI notes that in contrast, it took 295 days to elect the Teamsters president, and 153 days to elect the head of the AFL-CIO.

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