Re the Feb. 23 letter ERA protects: While Richard Berman, of the Center for Union Facts, posits that the Employees Rights Act protects workers, the truth is that the legislation has a singular purpose — to weaken workers’ voices via collective bargaining and to empower andenrich corporate America even more.
The reason that union elections are difficult is that the playing field is stacked against workers. Employees, more often than not, face ferocious, often illegal, resistance when attempting to unionize. Workers are subjected to threats, interrogation, harassment, surveillance and retaliation by employers.
Berman seeks to obfuscate the true intention of the ERA to further enrich corporate America at the expense of workers.