Card Checks

CARD CHECKS….Should Congress limit the ability of corporations to voluntarily enter into contracts that limit their own investments? Sounds like a bit of a lefty notion, doesn’t it? Brings to mind dolphin safe tuna fishing or shoe factories in Malaysia.

But no. This time it’s a group of conservatives, and they’re complaining about companies that decide to cooperate with unions instead of waging the usual labor-management war over union representation. They think that’s illegal, even if it’s what management wants.

Via Nathan Newman. Read the whole article to get a quickie primer on the issue of card check agreements vs. secret elections. It’s one of the key fights in the labor movement today.

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