Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Battle of Democrat Party's Biggest Donors. Unions vs. Tribes.

What will the Democratic Party do NOW? Their biggest benefactor, Unions want Card Check, which means they don't have to work as hard to get employees to bring the unions in. The Democrats (especially in California) other huge donor, Indian tribes, have just adopted a resolution OPPOSING that same bill, unanimously.

Which way will this go? Card check is bad for this country. The secret ballot is critical to people exercising their voting rights. I'm FOR unions, but I believe that unions have to get out and impress upon those employees they are trying to enjoin, that they are beneficial. If one is FORCED to join because Congress made it easier for the unions, THAT is NOT what organizing is all about.

The National Indian Gaming Association has adopted a resolution opposing the Employee Free Choice Act unless it is amended to acknowledge sovereign tribal nations as governments.
The resolution was passed during NIGA’s annual meeting during the Indian Gaming ’09 Trade Show and Convention held April 12 – 16.

The resolution was introduced to the association’s member tribes April 14, and adopted unanimously the next day after members met in caucuses and discussed the resolution.

The EFCA is pending legislation in Congress and the Senate. The bill’s purpose is “to amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an easier system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices.” The bill was introduced to Congress by U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and has more than 220 co-sponsors.

This will be fun to watch! Read more on the story at ICT

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