There are many aspects to the misnamed “Employee Free Choice Act.” The “card check” aspect of the policy — which denies workers the right to vote by secret ballot on whether to become unionized — is the most symbolic aspect of how this policy would diminish individual liberty and create an uneven playing field in business.
But there are other aspects to the proposed policy as well, such as the onerous regulations that allow government arbitrators to unilaterally decide companies’ wage and working policies.
Reps. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, and Ben Chandler, D-Lexington, who voted for this bill the last time it came up in Congress (it didn’t pass), should talk to the small-business owners in their districts before making the same mistake twice. In doing so, they will discover: This policy might be good for labor unions, but it’s bad for business.
Thanks to Rachel Bledsoe and Tyler Glick of the Coalition to Protect Kentucky Jobs for producing the video.