Saturday, January 16, 2010

Reid Losing Support Over Card Check

Next Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts will likely determine the future of a lot of legislation, including the Employee Free Choice Act.

On another front, Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, is struggling to avoid being the Tom Daschle of 2010. He is been trailing badly every poll no matter his ultimate opponent. And, according to a Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) survey, his support for card check is compounding his problems back home in Nevada.

“While union bosses in Washington, D.C. tout the importance of passing the job-killing Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act, few union households are familiar with the proposal, much less support it. Once union members hear more about EFCA and what it would do, solid majorities oppose it,” says Katie Packer, executive director of the Workforce Fairness Institute.

The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, found 66 percent of union households oppose changing the bargaining process in unionization and 77 percent of union households oppose a government arbitrator having the final say in determining contract terms – both of which the Employee Free Choice Act would do, according to the WFI.

Why in the face of such overwhelming public opposition we still face almost certain legislation that will make it far easier for unions to organize is disturbing. Such are the results of the sun, moon and stars lining up in what is called a "super-majority."


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