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No-vote unionism spells Dem trouble with voters

Democracy is founded upon the principle of rule by the people; however, the people must be allowed to freely choose to vote. The so-called Employee Free Choice Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., destroys this basic ideal as its name acts as a false pretense to the legislation itself.

Rather than having a free choice, employees must make a decision to unionize on the spot in an open and public vote, replacing the private government-sponsored voting method which ensures confidentiality and actually allows for a free choice by employees.

It is oxymoronic that Sen. Landrieu is one of the co-sponsors of a bill titled with the words “free choice” when in fact that legislation calls for “forced choice.”

Having a union representative conduct a vote with a simple check of a card acts as a severe intimidation factor that is not present behind the protective curtains of a voting booth. It is time for Sen. Landrieu to pull back her own curtain of deception and reveal the true effect of her legislation: the destruction of free choice and will of the people.

- Ashley Lopez, college student, Baton Rouge


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