How effective are the Republicans with their ability to "propel the propaganda," as George Bush would say? It appears the folks at a major newspaper were too busy to investigate.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial
No big deal, management has advantages...threatening closure...job losses...coercion by experts.
"...But the solution isn't taking away workers' rights to choose by secret ballot. That is attacking the solution, not the problem. While card check may well lead to more unions, it also may well lead to more intimidation and coercion on the part of union organizers. Workers' intentions would no longer be private, which would open them to all manner of mischief from the overzealous, including the risk of forgery or fraud.
Yes, management has some inherent advantages. Its language can be threatening -warning of closure, a plant move or job losses if contracts are signed. Employees can be compelled to attend sessions in which companies make their cases, while union meetings are voluntary. Coercion can occur and be difficult to prove, because companies either have on staff or can bring in expert help to combat union organizing.
Hey, nothing wrong with that, systems working just fine, right?