David Freddoso points out that Gov. Romney is speaking out about the “binding arbitration” provision of the Employee Free Choice Act:
In addition to being “an unprecended attack on the rights of American workers and American citizens,” Romney said that EFCA represents “a grab of power by the federal government” because it takes the power away from management and labor to negotiate their own contract, and puts it in the government’s hands. Not only would the stakeholders — labor and management — lose their negotiating power, but government officials with no business expertise or understanding of particular industries could be granted unilateral power to dictate contracts.
“It would cause entrepreneurs to locate those businesses elsewhere, or not to create them at all,” Romney said. “They may say, ‘I just don’t want to sink my life savings into an enterprise that could become worthless because of this.’”