New Legislation Would Deny Workers the Right to Secret Ballot Elections in the Workplace
Rep. Miller himself has been an outspoken supporter of secret ballot elections during union organizing drives. Miller sent a letter in 2001 to Mexican government officials, stating “We feel that the secret ballot is absolutely necessary in order to ensure workers are not intimidated into voting for a union they may otherwise not choose…. We feel that the increased use of the secret ballot in union recognition elections will help bring real democracy to the Mexican workplace.”
“It is at best curious, and at worst highly hypocritical, for Rep. Miller to support secret ballot elections in other countries, while at the same time seeking to deny American workers those same protections,” continued Lyons. “PIA plans to do everything we possibly can to defeat this legislation.”
About Printing Industries of America (PIA)
PIA is a part of PIA/GATF, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with more than 1.2 million employees and over $161 billion in revenue. PIA/GATF serves the interests of more than 12,000 member companies.