When it comes to unionizing, workers should be free of intimidation. The Goldwater Institute’s Save Our Secret Ballot effort is ensuring workers have anonymous ballots in union votes.
The secret ballot's primary virtue is that it allows citizens to vote their conscience without coercion or fear of retaliation. McLaughlin v. Bennett involves a labor union's challenge to an upcoming November 2010 general election ballot measure that would amend the Arizona Constitution by making secret ballot elections a fundamental right in all government-administered elections. In June 2009, the Arizona Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 1026, which proposes the following constitutional amendment:
PHOENIX—Arizona’s three pension funds for government employees have predicted they will pay more in benefits to retirees over the next three decades than they will collect from worker paychecks and investments.
Listen in as Goldwater Institute Chairman Tom Patterson covers a range of issues, from union card-check only elections to taxpayer funded lobbyists, with Emil Franzi and Tom Denehy on Inside Track.
New U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell, D-Ariz., recently got one of those calls politicians dread. A major political support group is conducting a loyalty check.
Two major labor unions have joined up to try to push through a public-employee bargaining law.
The local joint venture between the Communications Workers of America and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is called the Arizona State Employees Association.
Confident that the ballot initiative to raise the state's minimum wage to $6.75 an hour will go before voters, supporters laid out plans Tuesday to get Arizonans to the polls in November.
"This campaign is only going to work if people come out to vote," Alicia Russell, chairwoman of the Arizona ACORN Political Action Committee, said at a panel discussion on the issue.