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A union push for federal “card check” legislation could make things more difficult for small businesses and open workers up to intimidation. The Goldwater Institute stands by workers’ rights to an anonymous ballot in union votes, and drafted the Save Our Secret Ballot amendment, already law in four states. While the Obama administration is fighting us in court, we will continue to stand by small businesses and their employees who deserve the right to vote in private.

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  • Backers of initiative on minimum wage urge people to vote

    Posted on August 02, 2006 | Type: Article | Author: Yvette Armendariz

    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.

  • Bright Idea #53: Anybody Need a Ride?

    Posted on February 06, 2006 | Type: Blog

    Reduce the cost of cars by eliminating laws that protect auto dealers from competition

  • It's Right and it Works

    Posted on January 19, 2006 | Type: Blog

    Arizona's right-to-work law turns 60

  • An Economic Powerhouse

    Posted on April 25, 2005 | Type: Blog

    In one of his regular email correspondences, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon wrote Friday, "I said that in order to be a GREAT city, THIS city needs to excel in three areas: Education, Public Safety and Jobs."

  • Burdensome Barriers: How Excessive Regulations Impede Entrepreneurship in Arizona

    Posted on December 08, 2003 | Type: Policy Report

    In Arizona, occupational licensing requirements and regulations stifle competition, diminish quality of service, and drive up prices. Thousands of laws restrict entry into occupations for persons wishing to serve consumers as cosmetologists, barbers, African hairbraiders, taxicab drivers and street vendors. State agencies and occupational licensing boards act as gatekeepers, restricting competition and ensnaring entrepreneurs in thick layers of red tape.

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