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Freedom, Growth and Organized Labor
Posted By Conn Carroll On January 21, 2009 @ 12:18 pm In Enterprise and Free Markets | 5 Comments
Last week both the AFL-CIO  and the Center for American Progress  claimed that seven out of the top ten countries on our 2009 Index of Economic Freedom  do not require secret ballot elections for union organizing elections. Of course, being strong supporters of card check, CAP and big labor don’t call it that. They both called it “majority sign up as an option for workers trying to form a union ” (See, it’s just a harmless sign up, like joining a kickball league!).
CAP and Big Labor both go on to argue that the high ranking for these card check countries shows “the hollowness of [Heritage] attacks on the Employee Free Choice Act.” The only thing hollow hear are CAPs facts and their analysis:
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URLs in this post:
 AFL-CIO: http://blog.aflcio.org/2009/01/15/guess-what-heritage-strong-economies-have-strong-unions/
 Center for American Progress: http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2009/01/efca_in_international_comparison.php
 2009 Index of Economic Freedom: http://www.heritage.org/index/
 ten specific factors: http://www.heritage.org/index/pdf/Index09_Methodology.pdf
 overall employment: http://blog.heritage.orgftp://ftp.igier.uni-bocconi.it/wp/1999/158.pdf
 economic output: http://ideas.repec.org/p/nbr/nberwo/13840.html
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