That's kind of odd coming from someone who represents a "right to work" state.
In other words, they're going to know exactly who might have voted yes and no - leaving hard feelings for the worker from either the employer for saying yes, or the union for saying no.
If you want to find out more about the whole measure, the National Review did an article on the measure, which you can read here.
Representative Stephanie Herseth (D-SD) votes to support H.R. 800 card-check procedure which would force workers to accept unions they don’t want.
Under current law an employer can request a federally supervised secret ballot for workers to decide if they want to unionize. The current system allows both unions and workers to present both sides of the debate and allows workers to weigh the merits of each argument while protecting workers' privacy with secret ballots.
H.R. 800 would allow unions to organize via so-called “card check” campaigns, in which union representatives can collect signatures to form a union without any privacy protections.
AFP State Director Duane Sand said "I am disappointed that in a Right to Work state like South Dakota that Rep. Herseth would vote to eliminate secret ballots for workers. Secret ballots are necessary for workers to freely determine if they want to unionize without fear of intimidation."
Recent polls show workers favor the current system. A recent McLaughlin poll found that 89 percent of the general public prefers the current system of private ballots to the card-check procedure.
A Zogby poll found that 78 percent of union members prefer the current law to a system with fewer privacy protections in place for workers.
"Instead of siding with free market principles, unions looked to Congress to fix the game in their favor and Rep. Herseth went along with the idea. In the meantime, South Dakota workers will lose privacy and could be forced into unionization without privacy protections," said Sand.