The “Employee Free Choice Act” is another weasel-worded bit of newspeak from the Obama administration and their sycophants in the U.S. Congress.

As per usual, the act contains a lot of provisions written in language that seems specifically designed to obfuscate it’s true meaning.  But one thing about this bill is clear — it is designed to prevent employees from making free choices.

This bill removes the protection employees currently receive from the right to the secret ballot — one of the most important rights developed by western civilization. As Congressman John Kline has stated, “It is beyond me how one can possibly claim that a system whereby everyone — your employer, your union organizer, and your co-workers — knows exactly how you vote on the issue of unionization gives an employee ‘free choice’ … It seems pretty clear to me that the only way to ensure that a worker is ‘free to choose’ is to ensure that there’s a private ballot, so that no one know how you voted. I cannot fathom how we were about to sit there today and debate a proposal to take away a worker’s democratic right to vote in a secret-ballot election and call it ‘Employee Free Choice.'”

If the leftists are able to railroad this bill into law, Americans will no longer have the right to vote privately for or against union control of their workplaces.  Instead, union bosses will be given free reign to pressure and terrorize individual employees into voting for unionization.

Labor unions and big government have almost killed the ability of Americans to compete in the global economy.  This bill could give them the power to finish that task.  Gangs of union bosses would be able to harass each individual worker until they got a “card check” approving unionization.

Frankly, I think it’s too late for America.  A majority of Americans has abandoned “responsibility” for “entitlement”.  The last election showed clearly that America doesn’t deserve to be the freest and most prosperous nation on Earth.  But, if you’re not ready to give up the fight, join the folks at the Workforce Fairness Institute in fighting this latest assault on your rights.