Update: It’s also worth noting that EFCA supporters have engaged in a full-fledged campaign of deception. Someone should ask Senator Michael Bennet if he’s buying it.
We know the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (aka card-check):
- Deprives workers of a secret ballot in workplace elections, exposing them to intimidation
- Imposes costly government bureaucratic intervention in private workplace negotiations
- Threatens to cost our fragile national economy and hard-working Americans of many thousands of jobs
Now, thanks to a new report released by the Workforce Fairness Institute, we see more clearly and concretely the real beneficiaries of this three-headed monster legislation:
Based on a union projection of increases in total membership and an estimate of the resulting union dues generated from that increase going to political activity, EFCA could result in at least $1.7 billion (in 2009 dollars) in additional political spending by labor unions over a 10-year period. This increase in union political spending would represent a relatively small percentage of the overall expansion of at least $35 billion in total union revenue that EFCA would produce over a 10-year period if implemented.
Can anyone say “cash cow”? The report goes on to point out that the money also could be used to provide “a massive government-engineered bailout” to union-mismanaged pension funds (not to mention disability trust funds).
Who is this legislation supposed to be good for again?
Bennet Backs Sotomayor In 25 Minutes, But Stays Silent On Card Check After Months Of Review
I guess Bennet figures that Governor Bill Ritter, the guy who appointed him, can take all the heat from Big Labor. Meanwhile, he can just hide out a little longer.