by Mark Mathison, Esq.
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), commonly referred to as the “card check” bill, received widespread media attention during the 2008 presidential campaign. The EFCA is the top legislative priority of labor unions. Democrats in Congress and President Obama have expressed support for the proposed law.
If passed, the EFCA would streamline the process of union organizing, tilting it substantially in favor of workplace unionization. The law would make it more difficult for employers to oppose union organizing, and would limit employers’ bargaining power if they do become unionized.
Features of the EFCA
The federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) governs most private employers in the United States. The EFCA in its present proposed form has three primary features that would change the NLRA in significant and unprecedented ways.
1. First, the EFCA would abolish an employer’s right to deman...(register to read more)
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