Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Easing Union Organizing Won't Fix the Economy

Trey Kovacs

Most progressive policy makers view labor unions as the panacea that would address the problem of stagnate wages and disappearing middle class.

A proposal to increase union ranks has been offered up for years. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is the latest sponsor of the Orwellian-named “Employee Free Choice Act of 2016.”

Although the exact text of the legislation is not yet available on Thomas, Grayson describes the bill in a recent statement. It is fairly identical to past bills. Card-check union elections would replace secret ballot elections, harsher penalties against employers that commit unfair labor practices, and require binding arbitration when a company and union cannot come to terms on a first contract. (See here and here on the shortcomings of such legislation, namely reduces worker choice and further degrades freedom of contract.)......To Read More....

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