Big Labor is gearing up their push to make the EFCA the law of the land. They are beginning the campaign of talking to their constituency by “grass roots” efforts and direct mail. There are a few organizations, such as the national Chamber of Commerce and a few pro-business groups attempting to put up a fight. However, Big Labor definitely has the lion’s share of cash and foot soldiers on their side.
“The AFL-CIO announced Tuesday that it was starting “a ramped-up campaign” to make Mr. Obama’s campaign pledge a political reality, beginning this week with a massive mailing to more than 600,000 swing union households in the battleground states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
“That will be followed by a ‘massive campaign’ among 13 million union voters in August to promote Mr. Obama and specifically highlight his support for the labor law reform bill known as “card check.” It is estimated that organized labor will spend upward of $300 million in this year’s presidential and congressional elections - much of it promoting the card-check bill and tying it to its Democratic supporters.”
If you’re a business owner, you can donate to the Chamber and one or more of the advocacy groups. If you try to mobilize the only “foot soldiers” in your sphere of influence, as WalMart has valiantly attempted to do, you could become the next target for Big Labor.
The OTHER thing you can do is to start now to prepare your company for the possible onslaught. With some proper communication and management training, it is possible to make your company a “hard target” from the union point of view. There are experts (we among them) who can help you. Our EFCA Tool Kit is a potent tool for your arsenal in the defense against Big Labor.