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.
Corrected on : Sabrina L. Schaeffer is a visiting fellow with the Independent Women's Forum and the managing partner of Evolving Strategies.