Monday, July 13, 2009

Karl Rove in Springfield Wednesday

Former presidential aide and Republican strategist Karl Rove will be in Springfield Wednesday to speak to conservative business leaders about the Employee Free Choice Act.
According to an invitation obtained by The Notebook, Rove will speak at 2:30 p.m. at the Loren Cook Company at the invite of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
The gathering is invitation only, but no contribution is required.
Missouri Chamber President Dan Mehan writes: "As you know, our Congress is now debating legislation that calls for the most egregious changes in labor laws proposed in more than a half-century. Cynically named the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), it is often referred to as 'Card Check.' No matter what name it goes by, this effort by union bosses is nothing more than a blatant attempt to reverse a declining union membership through draconian measures that threaten the very underpinnings of American freedom, by:
• Requiring binding arbitration on a first contract between the union and employer;
• Increasing penalties on employers;
•Eliminating parameters regarding the size or scope of employers who may be the subject of unionization; and
• Eliminating the right of employees to make a decision on unionization in a private ballot election."

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