In case you need a reminder of how much Big Labor bosses hate the secret ballot, Face The State brings a story today about a simple, newly proposed 2010 initiative and the union legal challenge facing it:
Unions have challenged the language of a ballot initiative that would amend the Colorado Constitution to guarantee employees’ right to a secret ballot in unionization elections. Meanwhile, legislation is pending before Congress that would remove that requirement from federal law.
â€œThe purpose for this amendment is to guarantee the fundamental right of an individual to vote by secret ballot,â€ said Patrick Davis, a Colorado Springs political consultant backing the measure….
The 39-word proposal reads, â€œThe right of individuals to vote by secret ballot is fundamental. Where state or federal law requires or permits elections or designations or authorizations of employee representation, the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot shall be guaranteed.â€
And, in case you need to be reminded, the same Face The State story is graced by a photo of Colorado’s appointed U.S. Senator Michael Bennet — whose waffling on the secret ballot-killing “Employee Free Choice Act” has bypassed legendary status to reserve himself a wing in the Political Indecision Hall-of-Fame.
Are we watching the slow-motion death of a Senate career by a thousand card-check cuts? Get serious, Senator Bennet. And get real, labor bosses.