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-- Delay the initial meeting with a newly-certified union;

-- Drag out, possibly for years, the time needed to reach any labor agreement;

-- Further tie up an agreement in mediation; and

-- Harass, intimidate, hector, bully, threaten, and coerce employees who support the union … 

… then unemployment will rise and the economy will lose potentially millions of current workers and new job opportunities a year.  Costs will soar, inflation will reignite, investment will lag, innovation will fizzle, and GDP will decline. 

Does that make sense to you?  It does not make sense to me. 

This land was built by building on opportunities, not by denying them to the lowest wage-earners among us.  No one should be denied the opportunity to improve their economic lot in life.  Besides, as Ms. Farrar points out, if the union has nothing to offer, then people will not join no matter how easy EFCA makes it. 

The research is not persuasive.  Let’s press ahead and enact the Employee Free Choice Act in 2009.

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Rick Wise is an industrial psychologist and retired management consultant. For 15 years, he was managing director of ValueNet International, Inc. Before starting ValueNet, Rick was director, corporate training and, later, director, corporate (more...)

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For those unfamiliar with it, here is an overview ... by Richard Wise on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 9:08:31 AM
The Civil Rights legislation circa 1965 brought jo... by Jason Paz on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:43:04 AM
Thanks very much for this comment, Jason. That's ... by Richard Wise on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 2:27:12 PM
...for the excellent in-depth analysis. I apprecia... by Jennifer Hathaway on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 1:12:41 PM
Thank you for the kind words, Jennifer. I am not ... by Richard Wise on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 2:28:24 PM
During the Reagan era, Unions started becoming mor... by shirley reese on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 6:51:54 PM
Thanks very much for your comment, Shirley. I agr... by Richard Wise on Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 8:00:14 AM