The Ballot Box, Governing magazine's political blog, calls Card Check "the pre-eminent business-labor fault line." In this post today, Ballot Box writes that, "As greatly expanded Democratic majorities in Congress take office this month, along with President Barack Obama, the chances for the bill to allow card check, the Employee Free Choice Act, will improve greatly."
In anticipation of the above, a new group called "Save our Secret Ballot" has been formed, and they are taking their arguments to the state level. They are starting with five states: Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, Nevada and Utah.
According to the Save our Secret Ballot press release: "In Arkansas, Arizona, and Missouri local committees are filing for citizen initiative petitions to amend their state constitutions to require secret ballots. In Nevada and Utah, state senators and representatives will announce efforts to legislatively refer a secret ballot constitutional amendment to the November 2010 ballot. If the legislative referral fails to pass in Nevada or Utah, citizens’ initiative petitions will be gathered to place the measure on the ballot."
In 2008, the legislature passed a card check bill, HB2974, which was vetoed by the Governor prior to the end of session. The legislature did not override the veto.