Our view: It's still not a very American idea. Card check is the controversial proposal before Congress that eliminates the private ballot when workers vote to organize a union. In a previous post, Sip & Savor argued that the ability to form a union is certainly a right of workers. But if forming that union truly has merit, and thus worker support, then why the need to eliminate a fundamental American right of that worker to cast his or her vote in private? After all, the right to cast a private ballot goes to the core of our democracy.

Here's some thoughts from other blogs weighing in on card check legislation as the discussion continues:

From the blog ShopFloor, some concerns about how card check legislation would be implemented.

And the blog Chamber Post makes some good points on why protections for secret ballots for union votes were put in place decades ago.

Just some other views and food for thought.