Under current labor law, to start organizing workers, a union has to solicit employee signatures on union authorization cards. Once the union has collected signatures from enough employees, at least 30%, the union submits the cards to the company and requests the company recognize the union.

Workers at the Dana Corporation in Albion, Indiana, found out firsthand how union organizers get signatures.  The National Right To work Committee spells it out in New Right to Work Video: Real Faces of Card Check Intimidation

In this new special National Right to Work Committee video report, Dana Corporation employees in Albion, Indiana, share their stories of harassment and intimidation by UAW union operatives during a militant card check organizing drive. The workers discuss how union organizers specifically targeted and ramped up their coercive tactics against female employees.

As one worker explains in the video, “People in the UAW will call you their sister or their brother. I never treated any of my brothers and sisters that way.”

UAW union organizers were able to collect a majority of signatures after weeks of pressure on the employees. Thanks to a precedent won by attorneys with the National Right to Work Foundation, the employees eventually forced an election and defeated the UAW union hierarchy.

Watch the video at the link.

The last I heard, the chances for passage of the new card check bill, which will get rid of the secret ballot completely,  don’t look good.  I hope that continues.

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