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Political shift could heighten your union risk

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“If you’ve not dealt with unions before, I cannot overemphasize how quickly the world could change this fall,” said Mike Fox, a Texas-based attorney with Ogletree Deakins. “This would be the first time in my life we’d really have a president aligned with organized labor.”

Several pro-union bills that have been bottled up in Congress or facing a veto threat would find new life under an Obama administration. The leading bill: The Orwellian-named Employee Free Choice Act, which would eliminate secret-ballot elections and make it much easier for workers to form unions.

“This would drastically change the number of employers who have to deal with unions … it totally removes the (bargaining) power of the employer,” Fox said.

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