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Anti-Union forces at work during Super Bowl

Opponents who want to attack the rights of workers aired this dud of an advertisement before the Super Bowl about restricting union power.

The anti-card check commercial aired in the Washington, DC market.

The narrator says in the 30 second spot:
“Today union lobbyists are demanding that most employees be forced to vote in public. The Employee Rights Act guarantees that your private vote will always be protected to avoid pressure from union organizers.”

The Center for Union Facts, a “so called watch dog group of unions” produced the ad. The center is led by Richard Berman, a Washington, DC public relations professional, who is known to work on media campaigns on the behalf of big corporations. His campaigns have ranged from everything from obesity, smoking to attacking public employee unions.

MSNBC has published a good summary of the advertisement and characterization here.

The commercial refers to pro union advocacy for legislation which would have made union certification in the workplace possible without a secret ballot vote.

Super Bowl Sunday had some great commercials, but this ad doesn’t fall in that category.

Comments (1) -

  • Martin Carney (Federal Fire Department, New Cumberland)

    2/13/2013 12:58:09 PM |

    I get sick and tired of hearing these people that are making millions of dollars saying union employees are over paid. They want to break unions so they can put us all in poverty like it was 100 years ago. They do not want a middle class. But what they fail to realize is if you put the money in the hands of the middle class they will spend it and the whole country will be better off. And this is some of the reason the Federal Government does not have enough revenue, the rich do not want to pay their fair share and do not want to give it to the middle class so they can pay the taxes. So their solution is do away with government. We better all wake up before it is too late. We can win if we stick together.

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