With some 80 percent of Americans opposed to removing the guarantee of a secret ballot for workers considering unionization, it is unsurprising that supporters of the Employee Free Choice Act would engage in this sort of deceptive editing exercise. Both the SEIU and House Labor Committee Chairman George Miller have now taken this sentence from a Wall Street Journal editorial:
“The bill doesn’t remove the secret-ballot option from the National Labor Relations Act but in practice makes it a dead letter.”
And turned the meaning on its head by quoting only part:
“The bill doesn’t remove the secret-ballot option from the National Labor Relations Act,” wrote the WSJ.