Monday, December 22, 2008

No solace in Solis

President elect Obama has announced Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor. The daughter of Mexican and Nicaraguan immigrants her past record shows she is very pro union. Here are some of the money quotes:

"Solis is viewed as quite liberal and has sometimes been criticized as inflexible in advancing her causes."

"The business community's concern over the appointment is especially great because of a fight coming up next year over efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, the top priority for labor unions. The measure is designed to boost union membership by having employees sign union cards to form unions instead of holding secret ballot elections."

As a union member nobody asked me whether I am in favor of the "Employee Free Choice Act" which basically does away with a secret ballot in union organizing elections. So workers will be at the mercy of strong arm tactics of Union thugs working for unionization votes. With a secret ballot the wishes of workers are protected. I hope Obama and Hilda Solis understand that.

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