Union Watchdog Group Runs Full Page Ads Criticizing Unions for Economic and Employment...

Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:18am EDT

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Union Watchdog Group Runs Full Page Ads Criticizing Unions for Economic and
Employment Woes

Center for Union Facts Exposes Union Leaders' Scheme to Effectively Eliminate
Secret Ballot Elections on the Job

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Center for Union
Facts ran full page ads in TheNew York Times and USA Today, taking labor union
leaders to task for aiding in bankrupting American industries and hobbling our
economic competitiveness. The ad comes on the heels of the labor movement's
new campaign to push the deceptively named Employee Free Choice Act, which
would effectively eliminate employees' right to a private ballot vote when it
comes to voting to join -- or not to join -- a union. 

The national print ad, which features a gate with a closed sign hanging from
it, reads:

"Like what union leaders did to steel, airline and auto industry jobs? Then
you'll love what they do to yours."

"With the economy sputtering, businesses posting record losses, and tens of
thousands of American workers being laid off, this is a terrible time for
America to receive a shock to its economic competitiveness," said Center for
Union Facts Managing Director J. Justin Wilson. "But that's exactly what union
leaders have in store for American workers. From inflexible work rules and job
assignments to uncompetitive wage demands, they are trying to do to many
American businesses what they already did to the steel, airline, and
automotive industries."

Wilson continued: "Working Americans need to recognize the realities of the
modern labor movement. Labor leaders have alienated workers through gross
mismanagement of dues and disrespect for their right to vote in secret ballot
elections. The precipitous decline of organized labor is a direct result of
employees across the country realizing that corrupt, power-hungry union
leaders are not looking out for anyone but themselves."

The Center for Union Facts is also airing television ads across the country
exposing labor bosses' scheme to effectively do away with private ballot
elections.

To view the ad, go to http://www.unionfacts.com. For further information or to
schedule an interview, contact Sarah Kapenstein at 202-463-7106.

SOURCE  Center For Union Facts

Sarah Kapenstein of Center For Union Facts, +1-202-463-7106
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