Is Card Check Making A Comeback?
Writing at BigGovernment.com, Bret Jacobson wonders if we've really seen the last of card check, the controversial proposal to change American labor law by allowing workers to form a union simply by signing cards, rather than by voting via secret ballot:
This weekend the president named a key SEIU lawyer to the quiet but crucial National Labor Relations Board through a controversial recess appointment.
By doing so, the president has gone well outside the norm of history by failing to appoint a Republican and Democrat at the same time. Some worry he is trying to stack the deck to make sure government can — as they have said in their own words — "change the rules governing forming a union through administrative action" even without passing a card check bill.
Read the rest here. Dave Weigel reported on union support for card check in our June 2008 issue.