Unequal access to employees—employers can meet with employees informally, conduct captive audience meetings, enforce no solicitation rules against union organizers, and limit employee use of company e-mail while unions merely get a list of employee addresses after the election date is set; possibilities for reform include banning employer captive audience meetings, giving unions the right to hold captive audience meetings, requiring a certain number of campaign debates, or allowing unions to send e-mail messages using the company’s system, making Excelsior lists available at any time, or after a union collects 30 percent signed authorization cards, or to include employee e-mail addresses as part of the Excelsior
WOOSTER — The Wayne County Board of Elections will continue to be part of an appeal involving the Secretary of State’s office and a Wooster man’s bid to be an independent candidate for state representative in November.
Right now, under the NLRA, a business need not perceive a union in view of marked approval cards however can, rather, withhold acknowledgment unless and until the union gets a greater part of votes cast in a mystery poll race led by the NLRB. Under EFCA, a business would not be approved to require a mystery tally decision
In an effort to prevent voter fraud, the state of Alabama requires residents to present DMV-issued ID or driver’s license at voting sites. Shortly after, several DMV locations were closed down due to claims of budget cuts. The areas most affected by these closings were those with a larger population of black residents; some of who have no driver’s license or DMV- issued ID. A few points are found in connection with these closings: The counties with DMV offices are far and limited access to public and private transportation restricts black residents in poorer communities from traveling to these locations. Next, under the Voting Rights Act, states are prohibited from implementing laws that would affect black voters. However, by closing DMV locations in many black communities’ residents are restricted from obtaining the identification needed for voting
Once these criteria are met an election occurs to determine if employees want to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board oversees the election to make sure that a true secret vote is secured. If a majority of employees, which is one vote over 50%, agree to join the union then the NLRB certifies the union as the bargaining representative.
First off I think that if the Employee Free Choice Act were to be passed then it would completely restructure years of carefully crafted labor laws that have assisted the unions and employers. These laws and acts have been in place for years, why try and fix something that is not broke, or is it broken? I understand that in today’s world there are fewer companies that are unionized, but having these laws and acts in place and they are still working, they should just be left alone. I feel that if the Employee Free Choice Act were to be passed I would help and or hurt both parties, the employers and the employees.
On January 25, just a few days after being sworn in as president, Donald Trump sent out a tweet saying, “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Trump claimed that voter fraud is the only reason that he did not win the popular vote against Hillary Clinton, and that he will be asking F.B.I. Director James Comey to conduct an investigation that will clear up the fraud dilemma (Silva). Although Trump believes that fraud was the reason he lost the popular vote, his allegations are ridiculous and exaggerated. Voter fraud
On January 23, 2017, the higher court declined Texas’ request to review their voter identification law. An appeals court back in July said their voter identification law had a discriminatory effect on African American and Hispanic voters. To vote in Texas, you have to show either a driver’s license, identification card, or concealed handgun license, military identification card, passport or citizen certificate. This law did not allow other ways voters could prove their identities. Texas petitioned to the Supreme Court stating that there was no evidence toward a discriminatory effect from their identification law. They said that the Supreme Court justices should hear the case before lower courts have stated their opinion. This led to a lot
Universal suffrage is said to be immoral as it causes imbalance on the power of voters. Hudson (2012) believes a neighbor's money is his personal money. Therefore, only the owner of the money gets to 'vote' where the money ought to be used it. This proves social injustice among those who fund the government. Because the case is no different in government where only those who contribute in public treasury out to have the moral obligation to decide on how the funds is to be used. This policy argues for the natural order where men with property had the right to represent in parliament as to protect and represent their asset. Similarly, the same principle of representation applies to limiting suffrage rights to taxpayers who pay taxes to fund the
The Single Transferable Vote system is a system that was invented by a mathematician whose processes are lengthy and confusing to the people who actually use it to implement change: voters. The currently used Single Member Plurality system is widely understood and the best system for Manitoban voters. While some may argue that the Single Transferrable Vote system is a superior method of electing members of government in Manitoba, due to the unfamiliarity with candidates, lack of voter involvement, and confusing nature of the system, the current Single Member Plurality system is more effective and reflective of the actual views of the electors.
So, considering that, at this stage several things must take place and be successful. The Candidates must raise money, secure favorable media coverage, build a campaign organization and hone their appeal to the voters. Then this must translate to swaying the Party leaders who also have an interest in the best candidate moving forward to the General election. The Party’s then steps in and scrutinizes and winnows down the field of candidates to a manageable few before voters get involved. They must ensure that the best candidate is put forth for nomination and this candidate must be one that they believe that the voters can coalesce behind. (M.Cohen, 2008) At this level a candidate could spend less but yet get the nomination because in the end
As a member of Parliament and man who doesn’t own land himself, Macaulay agrees that members of Parliament shouldn’t necessarily be big property owners. Voting by secret ballot is also, in his opinion, a good point. But he differs from the Chartists on the fact that elections should be held every year because he may think that a position in Parliament is a privilege that you can take advantage
For decades, Canadians have been defending their right to have a fair and open electoral system. Since its creation in 1867, Canada has been proud to call itself a true democratic country, but today there would be many people who disagree with this statement. The Canadian electoral system, which uses First Past The Post (FPTP), has come under scrutiny for not being as fair as it claims to be. Over the past couple of decades, many countries have switched their system to Proportional Representation (PR) or some form of it. Based on successful results in other nations, Canada’s current FPTP system should change to Mixed Member Proportional (MMP), which is a form of Proportional Representation, as it will allow for more fair elections. The intent of this paper is to outline how an electoral reform from First Past the Post to Proportional Representation or Mixed-Member Proportional, will lead to more confidence in the government, more accurate seat-vote percentage, and better overall representation of the population.
Gunmen on the grassy knoll, AIDS, landing on the moon, chemtrails, UFO’s, CIA mind control and Waco are some of the well-known conspiracies. But what about George W. Bush’s re-election? This cynicism goes beyond political rhetoric and focuses on our ability to participate in a representative democracy. Developed by the ancient Greeks, one of the first voting systems involved dropping bronze disks into barrels. As technology progressed, the advancements in voting systems surrendered an unacceptable system that lacks accuracy despite public outcry for a paper-verified trail.