I wish Bob Kanatzar (1/14, Letters) would explain how it would infringe on the rights of workers to have them vote by secret ballot on whether to have a union represent them in negotiations with their employer.
It’s a secret ballot, Bob. Having the person vote for a union by having a card thrust in his or her face by a co-worker or union organizer and being told, “Everybody wants a union — you do too, don’t you?” is not secret. Pressure can be brought to bear by the union organizer or the co-worker who hopes to become the new union shop steward.
Having that signed card now take the place of the secret ballot is not attempting to level a playing field. It’s an attempt to railroad and pressure workers into joining a union.
Unions that want to organize a workplace make a lot of promises. The only one I guarantee they will keep is their promise to collect dues.