I know that there was a bill floating around referred to as Card Check that the AFL-CIO supported. The official name of the bill was the Employee Free Choice Act.
I read that union membership had declined to a little less than eight percent of the United States population and this union wanted to revive interest in their organization again. The bill was a little controversial because the union votes would no longer be private.
I don’t know how I would feel about this because on the one hand I would want my vote private so that people that did not agree with me would not bother me, but on the other hand when you join a union you are sort of joining a family of sorts so I don’t think that there should be any secrets.
I can see that both sides of this argument have a lot of merit.