Saturday, December 18, 2010
Despite persistent efforts by organized labor in the past two decades, the employees of BGE (Baltimore Gas and Electric), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy, have overwhelmingly voted to reject union representation. WBAL radio reports the margin was 1,135 to 304 the largest margin in related election history in the past fourteen years.
This victory for personal rights versus collectivism is a huge triumph given the climate of caving into union demands and the staunch labor support of the Obama administration. Clearly, something good is still going on at BGE and workers are increasingly aware that union membership assures nothing of value.
We applaud those employees and their wisdom. Let's hope to see more result like this in the near future elsewhere.