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Issue Position: Card Check

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Senator Gilbert Baker will consistently oppose card check legislation, otherwise known as the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Unlike Sen. Blanche Lincoln, he will never co-sponsor this bill in one congressional session, only to turn around and oppose it during an election year. Sen. Baker will oppose card check at all times because it is bad for Arkansas businesses.

EFCA is a government takeover of America's workplaces.

EFCA allows unions to strong arm employees into their union. The unions would ultimately have government-backed authority to instruct business owners on how to run their company, including pay and bonus structure. This is bad for Arkansas businesses.

As leaders, we must search for ways to create jobs and help workers increase earnings. It's simple: Union workers are not allowed to earn more than their union contract mandates. We should create an environment in which workers can earn more money. Sen. Baker will allow employers to pay individual workers more than what a collective bargaining agreement calls for. Congress should eliminate union wage ceilings and allow workers to earn more money and be rewarded for outstanding performance.

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