I just listened into a Big Labor media conference call, and it looks like they’re certainly not easing up at all in their big push to take away the secret ballot from workers and spread that oh-so-successful UAW/Detroit business model to the few remaining vestiges of profitability in America.
On the heels of their recent $3 million TV ad campaign that blanketed the cable news shows, American Rights at Work today unveiled a new TV spot and a new print ad – both embedded below.
This time they’re playing defense, claiming that the card check legislation wouldn’t really take away the secret ballot from workers in unionization drives. Other than that, the tone of the new ads seem to be pretty much the same. Namely, that guys who wear ties to work and play golf on Sunday afternoon collectively represent the greatest threat to America since Hitler himself.
To their credit, a couple of reporters pressed Executive Director Mary Beth Maxwell on her secret-ballot-for-all claim, and got her to finally admit that most of these union-forming cards (which are signed and therefore not a secret ballot) are collected on a “one-on one, worker-to-worker” basis.
In other words, 250-pound Salvatore corners helpless 98-pound Maria in the back room or in the dark parking lot and kindly “suggests” that she just sign the card. Or else. Don’t think that happens? Hear it directly from Salvatore here.
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