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Image of the Day: Americans Remain Highly Positive Toward Free Enterprise and Business Over Government

In what sometimes seems like an era of constantly expanding government and demonization of free markets, a recent Gallup poll offers refreshing news - Americans overwhelmingly view free markets positively, especially relative to the federal government:

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="961"] Free Markets > Federal Government[/caption]

Political candidates would be wise to emphasize this in an election year 2022, and elected leaders would be wise to translate Americans' preference into concrete action.


January 24, 2022 • 12:44 PM

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Big Labor’s Assault on the Secret Ballot Print
By CFIF Staff
Thursday, December 11 2008

With Barack Obama preparing to assume the Oval Office and with Democrat gains in the House and Senate, big labor unions are busily putting together a laundry list of ambitious legislative items they would like to see enacted early next year.  On the top of their list is the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), commonly referred to as card-check legislation.

EFCA or card-check would, among other things, effectively eliminate secret ballot elections during union organizing drives, thus subjecting workers to possible coercion.

In an effort to educate Americans on what could potentially be the most onerous changes to our nation’s labor laws in decades, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued a policy paper titled “EFCA Deprives Workers of Private Elections” and has organized a virtual march on Washington to save the secret ballot.  (For more information, visit

Recently, Steven J. Law, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined CFIF’s Renee Giachino to discuss the deceptively-named EFCA, how its passage would upend decades of settled labor law and increase the risk of coercion to employees.

What follows is the interview originally heard on "Your Turn - Meeting Nonsense With Commonsense" on WEBY 1330 AM, Northwest Florida's talk radio…[Listen to the interview here.]

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