Fred Mudge has been a consistent voice against labor union abuses for many years. Today, he hits the editorial page of the Lexington Herald Leader with criticism of an effort to end private union elections:
“Our American way has its basis in the individual’s freedom to privately choose.”
“These card sign-up drives are typically carried out by union organizers, who can intimidate, pressure, and coerce employees into signing up, since there is no privacy like in a voting booth.”
“By throwing out the private vote, the union organizers can harass the employees until the contract is signed, which means organizers could confront employees at their homes or intimidate them in front of other employees.”
This last-ditch effort to revitalize unions comes as Kentucky politicians continue to justify spending too much on wasteful prevailing wage policies.