Unions Back In The Fight
Professor William Gould commented on the recent proposed changes in labor law improving the relations between big business and the unions.
... William Gould, a former head of the NLRB in the 1990s, supports some of the reforms, saying the "secret-ballot election is badly broke."
"It is the old problem of justice delayed is justice denied," said Gould, a labor law professor at Stanford University. He cited figures which show that it took an average of 802 days for the NLRB to resolve a disputed election in 2005, and 1,232 days in cases dealing with labor law violations.
Still, Gould said he has some doubts about card-check elections, and suggested that some controls would be needed to protect workers.