Late on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) offered a manager’s amendment for HR 4521, the America COMPETES Act that contains Card Check and mandatory arbitration of collective bargaining agreements. The card check provision would increase the instances under which the government could impose union representation despite employees voting against such representation in a secret ballot election. Card checks should not be a substitute for a secret ballot election. This proposed process would be a public one, that is inherently susceptible to coercion, since union organizers can present employees with cards to sign in front of coworkers. Organizers are then free to share with employees who has or has not signed cards, which exposes workers to intimidation and possibly harassment.
Take action now and let your representative know you oppose card checks!