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  •  It's not mob rule. It's a process that is (0+ / 0-)

    determined by direct employee participation. If someone wants a secret ballot they don't have to sign the card. If you don't like being in a union, too bad. Maybe they don't like not being in one.  

    50+1 is the rule. Why prolong the process?

    What's fair about stretching it out and making the process vulnerable to employer coercion?  

    Single Payer Demonstration - 5/12 - Nightingale's Birthday

    by JerichoJ8 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 11:29:57 PM PDT

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    •  As I can only say so many times (0+ / 0-)

      Signing a petition is not a yes vote. 50% + 1 in the ballot box is different from 50% + 1 signing cards. One of them is done out in the open where everyone can see your vote, people can take it out on you, ostracize you, and the union can take it out on you as well. With a secret ballot, no one knows how you voted, and no one can be pressured into voting for a union they don't want. If the union isn't so worried about its value and what it has to offer, it has nothing to fear from a secret ballot election.

      You're engaging in false dilemma. Let's make it so the election happens as soon as possible after signature verification. I'm all for that, as long as people can express their own conscience and will free of external pressure.

      Unless you want to say that if an initiative gets over 50% of the electorate's signatures, it automatically becomes law with no election. Would you be in favor of that?

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