House passes controversial union measure

WASHINGTON The National Restaurant Association said it was disappointed when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier today that would eliminate the use of secret ballots when employees vote whether or not to unionize their workplace.

The bill would permit the use of a "card-check" system that enables a union to organize if a majority of employees sign a card, which would be made public to the employer, union organizers and co-workers. Opponents

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