Acuff fails to inform the reader when that right was taken away. Perhaps there will be a sequel.
Acuff is touting something called the Employee Free Choice Act, which if enacted, will dispense with secret ballot elections and replace them with "Free to Peek" petition drives called card check. Who might be asking you to sign? Perhaps your supervisor. EFCA is part of the triumvirate of bad bills pushed after Barack Obama's election by the Democratic far-left, the other two being ObamaCare and cap and trade.
Both bills are dead, and EFCA hasn't made it out of committee in the 111th Congress.
From Acuff's awful offal:
The legislation has the support of President Obama and the US House of Representatives which passed it 241-185 in March of 2007. The Employee Free Choice Act has the support of a majority of the US Senate. But under the current rules in the Senate you need not a majority -- 50 votes-- but a super-majority of 60 votes to move legislation to where a vote to pass it can even take place.
We are very close to the 60 votes we need. It we aren't able to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, we will work with President Obama and Vice President Biden and their appointees to the National Labor Relations Board to change the rules governing forming a union through administrative action to once again allow workers in America access to one of the most basic freedoms in a democracy--the freedom of speech and assembly and association so that workers can build the collective power to challenge the Financial Elite and Get America Back to Work.
Then, imagine, if forming a union were a simple, straightforward act, if the boss were powerless to stop you and if you could bargain for a fairer share of the wealth you create with your work and a real slice of the productivity you generate. And if together we could help one in five workers or one in three workers form unions where they work, then, together, unified we could have the people power to counteract the money power of the Financial Elite.
Take another look at the middle paragraph. Acuff wants our democratically-elected (that's right, small "d") Congress to replace a secret-ballot process with an undemocratic one. If that fails, and my guess is that the Dems can't even muster 50 Senate votes for EFCA, then Acuff wants the NLRB to rule by fiat--undemocratically, and quash a democratic process. In the name of "freedom of speech and assembly and association."
War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength.
George Orwell, "1984."
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