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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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  • Federal Court Upholds 'Save Our Secret Ballot'

    Posted on September 05, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    In a strong rebuke to the Obama Administration Wednesday, federal district court Judge Frederick J. Martone ruled that the Secret Ballot Amendment, which protects workers’ right to secret ballot in union-organizing elections, is constitutional.

  • Big court victory for Save Our Secret Ballot!

    Posted on September 05, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Darcy Olsen

    Today the Goldwater Institute won the opening round of our fight against the NLRB, when a federal district judge ruled that the Save Our Secret Ballot amendment is constitutional

  • Are you paying government employees to do union work?

    Posted on July 10, 2012 | Type: Blog

    John Stossel interviews the Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick on the troubling practice of "release time," which pays government employees tax dollars to do nothing but union work.

  • Goldwater Institute Seeks Second Preliminary Injunction in Release Time Case

    Posted on July 02, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    Institute asking court to halt release time in new contract between City of Phoenix and PLEA

  • Phoenix Shouldn't Flout County Judges Decision

    Posted on June 23, 2012 | Type: In the News

    When a judge tells you you're breaking the law, it's generally not a good idea to thumb your nose at her. Yet that's exactly what Phoenix is doing.

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