Saturday, January 03, 2009

Card Check Dead?

Well, it's dead for the time being.

...the political ground is already shifting under Big Labor's card-check initiative. The unions poured unprecedented money and manpower into getting Democrats elected; their payoff was supposed to be a bill that would allow them to intimidate more workers into joining unions. The conventional wisdom was that Barack Obama and an unfettered Democratic majority would write that check, lickety-split.

Instead, union leaders now say they are being told card check won't happen soon. It seems the Obama team plans to devote its opening months to important issues, like the economy, and has no intention of jumping straight into the mother of all labor brawls (WSJ article)

The concept of "card-check" (forced unionization by other means) was not popular in the first place.

But the UAW's obstinacy and (frankly,) piggishness in the 'death of the Big3' drama may have put a stake through the heart of this, at least for the next year or so.

HT: PowerLine

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

I hope you are correct here. Nothing is worse for business thyan this initiative. I hope The Chosen One understand this.