Undoubtedly this frustrates union bosses and their political allies. There's no question that demographic changes coupled with the new global marketplace and a decline in domestic manufacturing has delivered a blow to union membership. But that should not give unions—or Congress—the right to eliminate a basic democratic institution and open the door for the intimidation of workers caught up in a union campaign.
The name "Employee Free Choice Act" may sound appealing, but it's time the public looks beyond the packaging and sees what this bill is all about.
Sabrina L. Schaeffer is a visiting fellow with the Independent Women's Forum and the managing partner of Evolving Strategies.