“Hello, Employer? This is Local 123. You probably don’t know this yet, but your employees have selected our Union to represent them (without an election). Your new two-year contract is in the mail. If you don’t agree to our proposal in 120 days, an arbitrator will be setting the terms.”
Shocked? This could be the phone call your organization receives soon if the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is signed into law – as President-elect Obama has promised to do.
EFCA would represent the most sweeping pro-union legislation in a half century. If you’ve never had to worry about unions before, you do today. The nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) as the new Secretary of Labor confirms this fact. The pro-labor Solis has a 97% rating from the AFL-CIO and she has vowed to “strengthen our nation’s unions” when she takes over DOL.
Employers and HR professionals must prepare NOW for the radical changes ahead. And to help you manage these massive changes, HR Specialist is proud to present Preparing for EFCA: Your Biggest Union Threat in 50 Years.
In this 75-minute audio conference CD, you will discover:
- An overview of the proposed law (in plain English!) and its current status
- Why EFCA makes all employers more vulnerable to union organizing
- Practical steps to change your current HR practices to avoid an organization bid
- The right (and legal) way to respond to union organizing efforts
- Other strategies to adopt now in light of the promised legislation
- The risks faced by other pro-union proposals, including the RESPECT Act
Should you really be concerned? EFCA would eliminate the long tradition of secret-ballot union elections, replacing them with a simple “card check.” That would make it infinitely easier for a union to worm its way into your organization. That’s why business groups have taken to calling the dangerous bill “The Employee No-Choice Act.”
Plus, EFCA would establish strict new pro-union deadlines for bargaining, mediation and arbitration (contract terms imposed by a third party) for that all-important first contract. And it would significantly increase the NLRB’s enforcement power and penalties assessed on employers.
EFCA will result in a whole new world of employee-employer relations and collective bargaining. Passively waiting to see how EFCA will affect you will lead to unprofessional reactivity if that dreaded phone call comes. Employers must begin now to change their strategies for and responses to this great new risk. With Preparing for EFCA: Your Biggest Union Threat in 50 Years you’ll master the new rules and turn them to your advantage as you guide your organization through these uncertain times. Buy your CD now!
Editorial Director, HR Specialist
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