Mitt Romney’s Latest Lie About Obama: He Wants To Force Workers Into Unions
Romney seems to think that the Employee Free Choice Act, which didn’t get past the House in 2009, is an attempt to force employees to join unions.
EFCA would have introduced “card check” votes in the workplace, making it easier for employees to decide whether or not to unionize. If 50 percent of workers sign a statement of support of organizing, that union would be granted bargaining power with the employer. The bill would strip employers of their ability to force their workers into a full union organizing election if they don’t like the results of a signature campaign.
Giving rights to workers to overcome intimidation tactics by employers is a far cry from “forcing people to join unions that don’t want to,” as Romney put it.