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Clearly, Matthew Damon doesn't understand what a union is. A unions member are not their customers. A unions members are the union. Unions enjoy a higher success rate with card check laws, because workers feel less fear, and companies have less time to "beat up" on workers before an election that is scheduled out 3 months from filing. Duhh.

St. Paul Pioneer Press | 10/13/2005 | Card checks to unionize erode fairness for workers

"The future of American organized labor may, as Brendan G. Cummins asserted in his Viewpoint column (Oct. 2), depend on the use of 'card checks' as a way for unions to win the right to represent employees. Labor claims, and research supports, that unions enjoy a higher rate of organizing success by soliciting signed authorization cards than by winning employees' votes in elections. But the implication that whatever makes union organizing easier is therefore desirable begs the bigger questions: Should we protect organized labor from its own marketplace, in which it has largely failed to inspire or retain its customers, and at what price to the employees they seek to represent?"
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