In the state Senate Thursday, a bill moved forward to make it Constitutional that workers must get to vote by secret ballot on union issues.
The issue moved to third reading but not without Senator Brad Hutto spending days in a filibuster against the bill. He says he’s not against secret ballots –at all– but he has been told by legal scholars that the bill is unconstitutional.
(Senator Hutto explains his argument MP3 4:55)
Senator Hutto explains his argument MP3
Hutto, an Orangeburg Democrat, says the bill is a waste of time and that it will be a waste of time and money in the state’s future. If this House bill passes the Senate by a 2/3vote, SC voters will get to decide.