Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Secret Ballot or Card Check?

Proponents of the "Save Our Secret Ballot" initiative are holding a meeting Springfield Chamber of Commerce at 4:30 p.m today.
They are organizing a ballot initiative to try to blunt the impact of the Employee Free Choice Act if it's passed by Congress.
Former State Sen. John Loudon is expected to lead the discussion; Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was slated to attend, but canceled to participate in a similar rival forum with Karl Rove and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
Associated Industries of Missouri is sponsoring the SOS forum.
The legislation would eliminate employer-mandated secret ballot elections, and make organizing a union easier. Opponents say elimination of the secret ballot would foster harassment and intimidation in the workplace and that owners would lose control of their businesses.
Asked why the AIM and Chamber are such fierce rivals, one knowledgeable contact replied: "Same reason you hate KOLR 10 and KSPR."
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