by Jonathan Kane, Esq.
With news from Capitol Hill that the “card-check” provision has been dropped from the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), employers need to be concerned that passage of the controversial pro-union legislation is now more likely than ever.
The “card-check” provision was always intended as a bargaining chip to be taken off the table as a concession. The provision would have required employers to recognize unions after a simple majority of workers signed cards, rather than after a secret-ballot election.
Now that it has been stripped out to facilitate the 60 votes needed in the Senate to prevent a filibuster, a major stumbling block to enactment has been removed.
3 new EFCA threats
In exchange for dropping card checks, EFCA backers gained three incredibly powerful proposals that will dramatically increase union ability to win elections.
• Quick elections in five to 10 days after 30% of workers...(register to read more)
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