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Emily and David - thanks for having this topic on your show. I do however agree with the comment that you gave more time to the anti-union lawyer. Don't get defensive - that's just a fact - take a look at the amount of actual time each one spoke and how many questions you asked each one. This is a common tactic of anti-union lawyers, monopolize time by talking incessantly. I also wish that we could get to a place again in this country where the value of unions weren't debated. anyone who actually looks at the evidence - in terms of higher pay, better benefits, lower turnover, higher productivity - will see that unions, more often than not, add value to companies and our country. Anti-Union folks need to remember that unions are only a tool that you use wisely or mis-use. That doesn't mean that _unions_ are bad.
In terms of Employee Free Choice - this is not about privacy and secret ballots, because the vote is not secret now. imagine voting for president or u.s. senate and having your boss call you into a one on one meeting to question you about your vote, bribe you for your vote, intimidate you for your vote, or even fire you. illegal? yes. proveable? not often. punishable? rarely and if so weakly. So let's change the system and make it more fair and more private. if you want a union - sign a card. if you don't - don't.
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