Union "Card Check" Targeted in Virginia

Bill would require secret ballot


FREDERICKSBURG — In a fight for worker rights, business groups and labor unions are battling over secret ballots in Virginia.

State Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, has proposed a constitutional amendment to block so-called "card checks," which streamline the way to unionization.

"We want to protect everyone's rights from encroachment by union bosses and thugs," Reeves told in an exclusive interview.