Arizona: "Save Our Secret Ballots" Group Includes AZ in Plans to Change State Constitutions
According to The Phoenix New Times:
Arizona is poised to take center stage in the debate over a proposed national law
that would ban workers from voting for or against labor unions in secret ballot elections.
The group, fronted by a Republican former Congressman from Oklahoma, is pushing for state-by-state constitutional amendments that would essentially require secret ballots to be used to form or join a union at a business. The effort is kicking off in Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, Nevada and Utah.
Clint Bolick of the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute
, a conservative think-tank that recently thumped
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office, is one of the board members for Save Our Secret Ballots and wrote the proposed language for the constitutional amendment. It's just two sentences -- the first, short and innocuous, and the second, a lawyer's dream:
The right of individuals to vote by secret ballot is fundamental. Where state or federal law requires elections for public office or public votes on initiatives or referenda, or designations or authorizations of employee representation, the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot shall be guaranteed...click to continue.