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Carl and Orrin’s Excellent Red Herring

So I read this morning’s paper and saw that Carl Wimmer has decided to be point man for an attack on labor in the 2009 legislative session.

The target of Wimmer’s ire is the Employee Free Choice Act:

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041), supported by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, would enable working people to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions by restoring workers’ freedom to choose for themselves whether to join a union. It would:

* Establish stronger penalties for violation of employee rights when workers seek to form a union and during first-contract negotiations.
* Provide mediation and arbitration for first-contract disputes (PDF).
* Allow employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representation.

Wimmer’s argument is pure red herring:
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