The National Labor Relations Board is threatening to sue four states that recently approved amendments to their constitutions guaranteeing the right to a secret ballot in union elections.
The agency says the amendments conflict with federal law. Employers have the option to recognize a union if a majority of workers sign cards that support unionizing.
The amendments have already taken effect in South Dakota and Utah. They are expected to become effective soon in Arizona and South Carolina.
Business groups sought the amendments. They are concerned that Congress might enact legislation requiring employers to allow the "card check" process for forming unions instead of secret ballot elections.
Unions have long pushed for card check. But the bill has not garnered enough support in Congress.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:52 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by KimPrintable at 1:58 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 2:13 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
This is just one more piece of legislation that will make the unions bigger bullies than they already are. EFCA has been a business owner's nightmare since it came on the horizon.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:18 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by mommerbean at 2:26 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Unions are stinko.
We own a small business and you can imagine how I feel about unions.
Union members inside a business usually have to have something to hold over the boss's head, because it's not going to be brainpower or industriousness.
Why don't these examples of that wonderful work ethic start their own company instead of trying to take over someone else's? Thieves
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:34 PM on Jan. 14, 2011