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House Proceeding on Mar 1st, 2007 :: 5:18:27 to 5:21:16
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Diana DeGette

5:06:21 to 5:18:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette

5:18:13 to 5:18:27( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: ballot process is fair. and 78% of union members said that congress should keep the existing secret ballot election process in place, and not replace it with another process. earlier this year another

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:18:27 to 5:18:41( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: poll was released demonstrating the same type of strong support for a secret ballot election, among all americans. 87% of those polled agree that, i quote, every worker should continue to have

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:18:27 to 5:21:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard P. Buck McKeon

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:18:41 to 5:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: the right to a federally superadvised secret ballot election when deciding whether to organize the union. unquote. and as a result, 79% opposed the so-called employee free choice act. the supreme

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:18:54 to 5:19:08( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: court also agrees that a secret ballot is the best way to determine support for a union in the workplace. the 1969 giselle packing decision states it is the most satisfactory. unions agree,

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:19:08 to 5:19:19( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: too, in fact they have passionately insisted on a secret ballot election in decertification elections. in those instances they called the secret ballot a solemn occasion, imperative to preserving

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:19:19 to 5:19:29( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: privacy and independence. and, yes, even some sponsors of the underlying bill agree. according to their now infamous 2001 letter to mexican labor officials, in that letter they stated very

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:19:29 to 5:19:44( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: plainly that the secret ballot is absolutely necessary in order to ensure workers are not intimidated. and i couldn't agree more. madam chairwoman, this amendment is offered in exactly that spirit

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:19:44 to 5:19:59( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: and i urge my colleagues to vote yes. i reserve the balance of my time. the chairman: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:19:59 to 5:20:15( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: rise? mr. andrews: i rise in opposition to the amendment. the chairman: the gentleman is recognized. mr. andrews: i yield myself one minute. i would like the record to reflect a couple points.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:20:15 to 5:20:30( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: first of all with respect to this continued phrase about a public ballot. the card is not a public document. when the card is select collected by the organizers, it is turned in at some point to

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:20:30 to 5:20:44( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: the labor board for certification. second, this public opinion poll that keeps being referenced, these polls, none of the responsibilitients to these polls were -- respondents to these polls were party

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:20:44 to 5:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: to the information about the systemic pattern of owe kergs that's taken place in the workplace and asked questions i believe were rather loaded. finally on the issue of decertification, the fact

Howard P. Buck McKeon

5:21:00 to 5:21:16( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: of the matter is that the law today gives an employer the right to refuse to bargain with and recognize the union if there is a manifestation by a majority of the workers that they no longer

Tom Price

5:21:16 to 5:21:26( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: wish to be recognized. there doesn't need to be a vote before an employer can choose not to recognize the union. at this time i would like to yield to the gentlelady from new york city, brooklyn

Tom Price

5:21:16 to 5:25:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Price

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