Union Bosses’ Lame Attempt to Play the Race Card in EFCA Debate


On Friday, the same day as minority-owned business owners issued a press release stating their opposition to the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act (cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com), the AFL-CIO Blog invoked the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King in their lame arsenal of arguments to pass EFCA:

Martin Luther King Jr. often drew the parallels and connections between the civil rights and union movements. Today, on the eve of the anniversary of King’s assassination, national civil rights leaders called for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, which would give workers the choice of how to form a union.

The AFL-CIO even goes on to use the NAACP President Benjamin Jealous’ injection of slavery into the EFCAdebate:

There are those who say the Employee Free Choice Act will hurt the economy. They forget that slavery was a full employment system.  Everyone on the plantation had a job.

This is just the latest in what has been a gutter-level campaign of deception on the part of the Big Union Bosses.  For more than a decade, union pushers have relied on dubiously-conducted poll data (taken by pro-union hacks in academia asking fellow union hack).  They’ve torn at the fabric of and demonized the very agencies they helped establish and, when they still can’t win in the court of public opinion on why to effectively remove workers’ right to a secret-ballot, they throw in the race card. 

In essence , the union bosses (and their leftist allies) have deceided to call anyone that believes in preserving the secret-ballot a ‘racist’.  That, presumably, would include the Rev. Al Sharpton, who came out against EFCA on his radio show (posted here).  

Nearly 45 years ago, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was enacted to ensure that African Americans would be guaranteed the right to vote.  Sadly, it appears that the Left wants to take that right in the workplace away through EFCA while branding anyone who opposes them a ‘racist.’


  1. If you oppose EFCA you are supporting slavery? Tell that to minority business groups.

    The National Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association have united to educate the minority community and members of Congress about the negative impacts of this bill.


    Fox News Picked up this story this morning:
    “Minority Business Owners Give Card Check Another Kick in the Head,” Fox News, 04.06.09


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