CEA's Shapiro Assails 'Card Check'
In an editorial published in the Washington Times, CEA President/CEO Gary Shapiro on Wednesday came out strongly against "card check" legislation, a proposed law that opponents say would deprive workers of a secret ballot vote in union elections.
Bashing what he called "the straitjacket of a union environment," Shapiro wrote that U.S. companies should be allowed to innovate without worrying about tariffs, high taxes, or other restrictions. He also quoted executives in the technology industry who "simply can't believe Congress would enact a card check law that could force jobs overseas."
CEA, earlier this year, ran a nationwide "America Wins With Trade" bus tour, and has stated multiple times that free trade is its primary legislative priority.