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Secret Union Ballots

I am having a hard time understanding the argument against the secret ballot.

I am interested to know who is against the secret ballot.

Is it just politicians and union bosses?

Any individuals or union members think this is a good idea?

Why?

It’s hard to break the legs of people voting the wrong way if you don’t know how they voted.

You know, I used to be very pro-union…WHEN I WAS A UNION MEMBER.

Eliminating secret ballots is just a strong arm tactic. I have yet to see any real argument for it.

[quote]malonetd wrote:
You know, I used to be very pro-union…WHEN I WAS A UNION MEMBER.

Eliminating secret ballots is just a strong arm tactic. I have yet to see any real argument for it.[/quote]

It is precisely that…A way to strong arm people. Fits right in with the whole socialism theme. You are free to believe as you wish as long as you keep it to yourself.

Secret ballots eliminate the ability to threaten the opposition. It is a must have for union oranizers and Obama had to sell his soul to get their support.