No word on whether he was sober when he said it:
House bill eases union sign-upsThis legislation is reprehensible, unconstitutional, and un-American (did I mention the fact that Ted Kennedy is its sponsor?). We can only hope the president finds his veto pen. And quick.
By Sean Lengell, The Washington Times
Labor groups are hoping that the new Democratic majority in Congress will push through a measure that would make it easier for workers to join unions.
The Employee Free Choice Act would allow workers to unionize by simply signing a card or petition stating their interest in joining the union, as opposed to the decades-old practice of secret-ballot elections.
If a majority of employees sign, the employer would be required by law to recognize and bargain with the workers' union.
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, will introduce the Senate version of the act later this year, his office said yesterday. (link)