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  • DGHarrison
    This is the letter I got from Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN, 5th CD). He did not address any of my concerns, but ended with an expression of understanding for my
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 17, 2009
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      This is the letter I got from Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN, 5th CD). He did not address any of my concerns, but ended with an expression of understanding for my "trepidation over the future success of American business." My trepidation was over my kneecaps under a union thug's lead pipe. My whole letter addressed the exposure to union intimidation and violence I might face in the workplace, and he comes back with phantom bull about workers being intimidated by companies. Now, before I respond to Ellison, I was wondering where I might find some good, documented statistics disproving his claim that business intimidates employees. Anyone have some info to send me, or links for me to visit?

      Doug Harrison
      Minnesota

      P.S. Ellison says he's proud to represent me, but he has so far voted opposite to my stated desires on every occasion.


      Dear Mr. Harrison,
       
      Thank you for contacting me about the Employee Free Choice Act.  I appreciate hearing from you, and I am proud to represent you in the United States Congress.  Since coming to Congress, I have been working hard to advance a policy agenda based on four key priorities -- peace, prosperity for working families, environmental sustainability, and support for human and civil rights. 
       
      As you may know, the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 1409), is legislation designed to update existing labor laws and to give workers another option when expressing their preference to form a union by allowing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to recognize a union if a majority of workers sign authorization cards in favor.
       
      This legislation is a direct response to the years of feedback from American working men and women seeking a safer way to join together to bargain for a better life, free from workplace intimidation.  Sadly, during organizing campaigns, one-quarter of companies have been found to fire at least one worker who supports the union.  Firings are one of several tactics consistently reported, that some employers use to illegally disrupt legitimate union organizing activities.  Illegal threats of workplace closings, threats of firing, hostility toward union representatives and long opposition campaigns on company time are all too common as well.  These practices clearly demonstrate the need for a safer way for workers to join together to bargain for a better life for themselves and their families.
       
      I fundamentally believe that we cannot rebuild our economy sustainably if we continue to keep the power to negotiate for better wages, pensions and health care solely on one side of the bargaining table.  If we are to begin to address the core issues facing America's working families, I believe that American businesses must move in a new direction; one that views a healthy and prosperous workforce as the solution to our broader economic prosperity rather than the problem. 
       
      Although we may disagree about this legislation, I want you to know that I understand your trepidation over the future success of American business in this current economic downturn.  Please know that I will continue to listen to and work with all parties throughout the legislative process on this critical issue.


       
      Please feel free to contact me on any issue of concern. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter by visiting our website at www.ellison.house.gov.



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    • Dave Nalle
      D. G. I m sure that pressure exists at many companies not to form a union. However that in no way justifies coercive and deceptive tactics from the other side
      Message 2 of 7 , Apr 18, 2009
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        D. G. I'm sure that pressure exists at many companies not to form a union.

        However that in no way justifies coercive and deceptive tactics from the
        other
        side like those which Card Check makes possible.

        Ellison is never going to listen to you. He's bought and paid for by
        the unions.

        Dave
      • George Blumel
        Ellison is another anti-capitalist Muslim who is with Obama to transform our once-free Republic into a socialist state, at least, if not ruled by Shaahria Law.
        Message 3 of 7 , Apr 19, 2009
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          Ellison is another anti-capitalist Muslim who is with Obama to transform our once-free Republic into a socialist state, at least, if not ruled by Shaahria Law.  To answer your question, go to:

           

          http://nrtwc.org/  The National Right to Work Committee

           

          In this new special video report, Dana Corporation employees in Albion , Indiana , share their stories of harassment and intimidation by UAW union operatives during a militant card check organizing drive.  The workers discuss how union organizers specifically targeted and ramped up their coercive tactics against female employees. 

          As one worker explains in the video, “People in the UAW will call you their sister or their brother.  I never treated any of my brothers and sisters that way.”

          UAW union organizers were able to collect a majority of signatures after weeks of pressure on the employees.  Thanks to a precedent won by attorneys with the National Right to Work Foundation, the employees eventually forced an election and defeated the UAW union hierarchy. 

          Workers will not have this secret ballot option if the union-label Congress repays its billion-dollar campaign debt to Big Labor by passing the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill.

          Watch the full video here:


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          The National Right to Work Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to combating compulsory unionism through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to compulsory unionism and, at the same time, enlist public support for Right to Work legislation.  The Committee's mailing address is 8001 Braddock Road , Springfield , Virginia 22160 .  The Committee can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-325-7892.  Its web address is http://nrtwc.org/

          To help the National Right to Work Committee grow; please forward this to a friend. 

           

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          From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of DGHarrison
          Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 3:53 PM
          To: undisclosed-recipients:
          Subject: [RLC-Action] Card Check

           




          This is the letter I got from Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN, 5th CD). He did not address any of my concerns, but ended with an expression of understanding for my "trepidation over the future success of American business." My trepidation was over my kneecaps under a union thug's lead pipe. My whole letter addressed the exposure to union intimidation and violence I might face in the workplace, and he comes back with phantom bull about workers being intimidated by companies. Now, before I respond to Ellison, I was wondering where I might find some good, documented statistics disproving his claim that business intimidates employees. Anyone have some info to send me, or links for me to visit?

          Doug Harrison
          Minnesota

          P.S. Ellison says he's proud to represent me, but he has so far voted opposite to my stated desires on every occasion.


          Dear Mr. Harrison,
           
          Thank you for contacting me about the Employee Free Choice Act.  I appreciate hearing from you, and I am proud to represent you in the United States Congress.  Since coming to Congress, I have been working hard to advance a policy agenda based on four key priorities -- peace, prosperity for working families, environmental sustainability, and support for human and civil rights. 
           
          As you may know, the Employee Free Choice Act
          (H.R. 1409), is legislation designed to update existing labor laws and to give workers another option when expressing their preference to form a union by allowing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to recognize a union if a majority of workers sign authorization cards in favor.
           
          This legislation is a direct response to the years of feedback from American working men and women seeking a safer way to join together to bargain for a better life, free from workplace intimidation.  Sadly, during organizing campaigns, one-quarter of companies have been found to fire at least one worker who supports the union.  Firings are one of several tactics consistently reported, that some employers use to illegally disrupt legitimate union organizing activities.  Illegal threats of workplace closings, threats of firing, hostility toward union representatives and long opposition campaigns on company time are all too common as well.  These practices clearly demonstrate the need for a safer way for workers to join together to bargain for a better life for themselves and their families.
           
          I fundamentally believe that we cannot rebuild our economy sustainably if we continue to keep the power to negotiate for better wages, pensions and health care solely on one side of the bargaining table.  If we are to begin to address the core issues facing America 's working families, I believe that American businesses must move in a new direction; one that views a healthy and prosperous workforce as the solution to our broader economic prosperity rather than the problem. 
           
          Although we may disagree about this legislation, I want you to know that I understand your trepidation over the future success of American business in this current economic downturn.  Please know that I will continue to listen to and work with all parties throughout the legislative process on this critical issue.


           
          Please feel free to contact me on any issue of concern. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter by visiting our website at www.ellison. house.gov.


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        • David Johnson
          ... This sort of discussion has no place on the Action list. Please take it over to Discuss. -- David Johnson
          Message 4 of 7 , Apr 19, 2009
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            On Sunday 19 April 2009 10:03:42 am George Blumel wrote:
            > Ellison is another anti-capitalist Muslim who is with Obama to transform
            > our once-free Republic into a socialist state, at least, if not ruled by
            > Shaahria Law. To answer your question, go to:

            This sort of discussion has no place on the Action list. Please take it over
            to Discuss.

            --
            David Johnson
          • George Blumel
            That s funny. You have a discussion group but try to avoid discussion. Take me off this silly thing! ... From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
            Message 5 of 7 , Apr 19, 2009
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              That's funny. You have a discussion group but try to avoid discussion. Take
              me off this silly thing!

              -----Original Message-----
              From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com] On
              Behalf Of David Johnson
              Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 1:23 PM
              To: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [RLC-Action] Card Check

              On Sunday 19 April 2009 10:03:42 am George Blumel wrote:
              > Ellison is another anti-capitalist Muslim who is with Obama to transform
              > our once-free Republic into a socialist state, at least, if not ruled by
              > Shaahria Law. To answer your question, go to:

              This sort of discussion has no place on the Action list. Please take it over

              to Discuss.

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              David Johnson


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            • Matthew Gagnon
              [Moderator s Note: David and Matt are correct. Extended discussions of appropriate content of RLC-Action are also inappropriate. Repeated posters of
              Message 6 of 7 , Apr 19, 2009
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                [Moderator's Note: David and Matt are correct. Extended discussions of appropriate content of RLC-Action are also inappropriate. Repeated posters of off-topic material are placed on 'Moderated' status.]

                The point, George, is that the conversation belongs in a DIFFERENT discussion group than this one.

                General discussions belong in the RLC-Discuss group... That's all he was saying.

                Matt

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                From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
                To: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Sun Apr 19 15:04:00 2009
                Subject: RE: [RLC-Action] Card Check

                That's funny. You have a discussion group but try to avoid discussion. Take
                me off this silly thing!

                -----Original Message-----
                From: RLC-Action@yahoogro ups.com [mailto:RLC-Action@yahoogro ups.com] On
                Behalf Of David Johnson
                Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 1:23 PM
                To: RLC-Action@yahoogro ups.com
                Subject: Re: [RLC-Action] Card Check


                This sort of discussion has no place on the Action list. Please take it over

                to Discuss.

                --
                David Johnson

              • David Johnson
                ... Not funny at all. There is an RLC-Action list (this) and an RLC-Discuss list. This list is only for discussing political action. General discussions of
                Message 7 of 7 , Apr 19, 2009
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                  On Sunday 19 April 2009 01:04:00 pm George Blumel wrote:
                  > That's funny. You have a discussion group but try to avoid discussion.
                  > Take me off this silly thing!

                  Not funny at all. There is an RLC-Action list (this) and an RLC-Discuss list.
                  This list is only for discussing political action. General discussions of
                  politics belongs over on the RLC-Discuss list.

                  If you want to tell us about a rally opposing Card Check, then this is the
                  right list. But if you just want to rant about Card Check, then RLC-Discuss is
                  more appropriate.

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                  David Johnson
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