The Employee Free Choice Act has been a hot button issue for more than three years. With control of the White House up for grabs, both sides are going all out in an effort to sway public opinion on the card check issue.
According to the National Assocation of Manufacturers:
Currently, the preferred method for determining whether or not employees want a union to represent them is a private ballot election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB, an independent government agency, provides detailed procedures that ensure a fair election, free of fraud, where employees may cast their vote confidentially without peer pressure or coercion from unions or employers. However, union bosses find secret ballot elections an impediment to unionization. They prefer "card check" elections, where employees are forced to cast their vote in front of union organizers and fellow employees who support unionization. We strongly urge all members of Congress to oppose this “Employee Forced Choice Act.”