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Free and Fair Elections: Quality Care and Quality Jobs

Studies show that a vast majority of Americans would, given the chance, join a union. So why, then, aren’t more workers unionizing? The answer is that when working people attempt to form unions, management almost always reacts with campaigns of intimidation, misinformation and fear.

Having a free and fair union election means that employees are free to decide whether they want to unionize in a fair secret ballot vote. Management, rather than interfering, respects this decision.