Employee Free Choice Act
ABC NM vigorously opposes the Employee Free Choice Act (HR 1409 and S 560) introduced in the 111th Congress by Representative George Miller (D-CA) and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), this legislation would take away American worker's right to a private election with regard to union representation and instead replace it with the "card check" process.
ABC NM strongly supports the Secret Ballot Protection Act (HR 1176 and S 478)
introduced by Representtive John Kline (R-MN) and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). This legislation guarantees the right of every worker to a secret ballot vote on decisions regarding union representation.
There can be no compromise on eliminating the rights of workers to vote by private ballot in union organizing elections. ABC NM will oppose any federal legislation that deprives American workers of the ability to make a fully informed decision and exercise their right to vote in a secret ballot election without fear of intimidation or recrimination.