Attorney General Tom Horne will vigorously defend secret ballot
In Unionland, Rebekah Friend wears many hats. She is not only the executive director of Arizona AFL-CIO, but also the leftist organization’s secretary and treasurer. It’s reminiscent of the glory days in the Central Committee of the Soviet politburo.
Friend is inextricably aligned with the Obama administration’s National Labor Relation Board’s plans to sue the citizens of the state of Arizona(yet again) for having the temerity to pass Prop. 113 last November. The NLRB is also suing South Dakotafor the same reason — protecting workers’ rights to a secret ballot in union elections.
The straightforward Constitutional amendment, passed overwhelmingly by more than 60% of Arizona voters, was on the ballot as Prop. 113. It amended the Arizona Constitution to guarantee the fundamental right of employees deciding whether to be represented by unions to vote a secret ballot. Unions are now prohibited from publicly intimidating workers and forcing them to sign on.
Exhibiting the height of leftist duplicity, Friend says: “Arizonans deserve a path to unionization that is fair and free of coercion.”
To that we say, “Amen!”
But beware. Friend’s version of “fair and free of coercion,” is different than the literal meaning of those words. In Rebekah Friend’s world George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth — where the meanings of words are erased and replaced by masters of revisionism — still exists.
But a bright light shines. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says that his office has been notified that the fed’s suit will soon be filed, and he plans to defend the measure vigorously. “I think by opposing the idea of the secret ballot, they (NLRB officials) are opposing a fundamental right of democracy — ensuring that we can’t be intimidated as to how we vote.”
If you’d like to assist this good man in retiring his campaign debt, nationally renowned conservative, Secretary Bill Bennett will appear at an event in support of Tom Horne tomorrow evening. Horne’s campaign was forced to respond to a series of vicious and well-funded attacks against him by his liberal Democrat opponent and her labor union allies.
Event information available here.