The Obama administration provides a bit of good news this morning for working people: The National Labor Relations Board is proposing to streamline procedures for union elections in the workplace. The idea is to speed elections and postpone litigation over voter eligibility issues until after votes. Put your fingers in your ears for the coming howls from the business lobby.
A labor organizer sends along some talking points, chief among them that business opposition is fundamentally about obstructing and delaying elections. They really don’t want workers to vote at all, though they’d have you believe the sanctity of the ballot was what opposition to card check was all about. His points: