Rep. David Litvack, D-Salt Lake City, and Sen. Ben McAdams, D-Salt Lake City
write "You are being asked to forever close the door on the democratic right of
employees to collect signatures as a means of organizing and choosing a
representative to be their voice in negotiations with their employer."This statement is untrue. The adoption of this amendment in no way hinders the
collection of signatures regarding organizing and choosing a representative. It
merely requires a "secret election" to take place if a majority of the employees
desire such an election. What is wrong with that?
I can understand why Buttars is against this - if this passes, he may not be
protected from the nepotism and cronyism that has thus-far sheltered him from
getting kicked to the curb. Oh, and I'm from West Jordan, not Taylorsville.
If there is an amendment that in any way upsets unions and their leaders as
well as Democrats, I will be in favor of it. I will be voting "Yes"
That's funny JNA, because anything that Buttars, Stephenson and Wimmer are in
favor of I will vote against. See how that works?
What's the deal with ripping on unions? Who are the people who have been talked
into believing that they are behind the problems of America? Compared to 30 or
40 years ago, the CEO's salary vs average worker has gone up hideously. Why is
it in times of recession and downfall, CEOs earned more money while layoffs and
outsourcing happened? The greed of a very few people almost destroyed many
nations, and people are worried about unions? Especially in this state? There
are no working rights in this state. The "distribution of wealth"
has happened but in the opposite direction. It's like Robin Hood robbing the
poor to give to Prince John--we live in strange times. Saddest part is the
people who believe the talking points of Fox News and take ole Rupert Murdoch's
agenda and go with it and vote against their own interests. Very scary, even for
I do hope this is just a sample of readers who have taken the time to read and
understand the criminal implications these amendments propose. They are meant to
cripple the actions of citizens and block any and all attempts to redress their
government.All these amendments deny us our constitutional rights
and gives more powers to government to block civilized intervention by citizens
in to government processes. These amendments are inspired socialism and
deception to block accountability of our elected and appointed leaders. More
indemnification of responsibility and accountability and you cannot question
their actions if these amendments pass.Block them, stop them, and
vote a resounding "NO" to their approval.
Four new amendments. This is nothing new. Every two years there are about this
many proposed changes by the big government apparatus. I'm a Republican, yet I'm
mystified by the 400+ laws that are passed every year in the legislature and the
plethora of constitutional changes. This is down right scary. Do we really
need 4,000 new laws per decade? Do we need about 20 constitutional changes per
decade? The party of small government, can't seem to walk their talk and are
bent on re-molding the entire state government in the image of one particular
political party's ideology. Codifying Republican ideology FORCES all other
political parties to conform to the Republican Party ideology when that ideology
becomes the law of the land and it becomes illegal to do otherwise. This is not
healthy for a "Republic" form of government. It is not healthy to have ONE
political party in power for such a long time, that they are now targeting the
state constitution in an effort to permanently maintain power. Voters need to
wake up. Again, I'm a Republican, and I'm waking up to this fact.
Scambuster, I agree with most of your post. However, I have read each amendment
and they make sense to me and I will be voting in favor of them.