Nancy Boyda stated in the Hill from DC that Kansans would stand behind her support for a pro-union bill.
First, Kansas is a right to work state. That means workers are not required to join a union in order to get a job. There is no great push to overturn this law in Kansas.
Second, the NFIB and the Chamber of Commerce, the voices of the businesses who employ most of the workers in this state, oppose the bill.
Finally, part of the bill that Boyda supports would take away the right to a secret ballot when unions are trying to organize. Why is it that Boyda would take away an American's right to a secret ballot?
We already know the Democrats don't want to require voters to get a photo ID card in order to vote (a measure that would virtually eliminate voter fraud). Now this.
Why then Nancy?
Nearly all of the PAC special interest money that came into Boyda's campaigns in 2004 and 2006 were from organized labor (the authors and backers of this legislation). Over $100,000 in contributions and now the unions are collecting on their investment.
Does anyone else remember the main plank of Nancy Boyda's campaign platform? It went something like this, "Big money doesn't just influence Congress, it controls it. It even writes the legislation." She then went on to say, "Nothing will change until we change Congress."
Apparently, Boyda meant to say, "Big Republican money controls Congress, and that's wrong, but it's OK for Democrat backing special interests like labor unions to write legislation, and I'll be happy to co-sponsor and vote for it." That's not quite the change voters thought they were getting.
Another bad (and hypocritical) move for Nancy.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.