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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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  • Nick Dranias reacts to the protest against government union reforms

    Posted on February 09, 2012 | Type: Audio

    Nick Dranias joined KFYI's Mike Broomhead to discuss the protest against government union reforms.

  • NPR: Arizona Lawmakers Target Public Workers' Unions

    Posted on February 09, 2012 | Type: Audio

    One of the four measures would ban collective bargaining between governments and government workers.

  • Reforming Arizona

    Posted on February 06, 2012 | Type: Article

    Your one-stop resource on Arizona's efforts to protect taxpayers and save money by reforming unfair government union practices.

  • Fireworks at Hearing on Public Union Bill

    Posted on February 01, 2012 | Type: Blog

    Coverage of the union reform bills approved today by an Arizona state senate committee highlighted a veiled political threat by a union representative.

  • A One-Two Punch to Government Union Release Time

    Posted on January 31, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Taylor Earl

    In December, the Goldwater Institute filed a constitutional challenge to the City of Phoenix’s practice of “release time” within the police union. This practice takes six city police officers off the streets and puts them behind desks to work as full-time union managers, 35 to work as part-time union representatives, and one to work full time as a union lobbyist – all while collecting city salaries and benefits.

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