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In this ("Card Check") Corner…Warren Buffett

In this ("Card Check") Corner…Warren Buffett

Round 1 of the battle over the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" (EFCA) is winding down as round 2 begins with the introduction of the legislation in both chambers of Congress today. And what a bout it will be...here are just a few things we have learned about EFCA in just the past few days: A new study by economist Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar demonstrates that if EFCA passed today and resulted in an increase in unionization from the current rate of about 12% to 15%, unemployment Read more [...]
They’re Brilliant Economists — But How Much Do They Know About Business?

They’re Brilliant Economists — But How Much Do They Know About Business?

Good to see Greg Mankiw publicly expressing his opposition to the so-called "Employers Free Choice Act." In a recent blog post, the former Council of Economic Advisers' chairman raised two key flaws in the "card check" legislation: First, the act strengthens unions, which are essentially cartels that exert monopoly power. Second, the legislation would remove the ability of workers to rely on a secret ballot in determining whether to organize, which (duh!) opens the door to Read more [...]
"Card Check" Bad for Small Business, Too

"Card Check" Bad for Small Business, Too

Proponents of the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" (EFCA) have sworn that the bill's provisions - allowing unions to be formed when a majority of employees sign authorization cards (often in the presence of their coworkers and union organizers) and forcing employers and employees into mandatory binding arbitration - will not apply to America's small businesses. But here is what they don't tell you - EFCA does not contain any specific exemptions for small firms. In an editorial Read more [...]
Take a Memo, Congress: 86% of Voters Oppose Card Check

Take a Memo, Congress: 86% of Voters Oppose Card Check

While industry, Congress and the Obama Administration are rightfully focusing on economic recovery at this time, let's not forget about the specter of the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" (EFCA). EFCA effectively eliminates private ballot elections for union representation by instituting a "card check" system whreeby a union would be allowed to organize if a majority of employees simply sign an authorization card.  This system threatens the privacy of employees and Read more [...]