While many suspected that the employee free choice act (“efca”) might become law within the first 100 days of the new administration, that has. The employee free choice act represents the most dramatic potential change to us labor law in nearly 75 years if enacted, the legislation would allow unions to sidestep employees' current right to vote in a private, federal government-supervised election during organizing campaigns. A top priority of the incoming democratic congress and obama administration is the misnamed employee free choice act the efca, as is well known, introduces a card-check procedure that allows a union to gain recognition without an election by secret ballot thereafter a government arbitration panel. Congress continues to debate the employee free choice act (efca), legislation that would amend the national labor relations act by changing the way employees form, join, or assist labor organizations. Mobile alerts from teamsters periodic messages msg & data rates may apply text stop to 86466 to stop receiving messages text help to 86466 for more information. Employee free choice act abc nm vigorously opposes the employee free choice act (hr 1409 and s 560) introduced in the 111th congress by representative george miller (d-ca) and senator ted kennedy (d-ma), this legislation would take away american worker's right to a private election with regard to union representation and. On march 10, 2009, senators tom harkin (d-ia) and ted kennedy (d-ma) and representative george miller (d-ca) formally introduced the employee free choice act (efca) in the 111th congress (hr 1409, s 560. By eric b meyer remember the employee free choice act back in 2009, the employee free choice act, also known as “card check,” was introduced in.
The national labor relations act of 1935 marked a major departure from common law principles, which were modified but not rejected with the. Labor relations today home about us our time between petition and representation election entirely via the failed push for the employee free choice act. List of cons of the employee free choice act the us chamber of commerce, as well as major corporations with large, hourly labor forces were opposed to. Cosponsors of hr1409 - 111th congress (2009-2010): employee free choice act of 2009.
[excerpt] this report discusses legislative attempts to amend the national labor relations act (nlra) to allow for union certification without an election, based on signed employee authorizations. Welcome to discover the networks this website describes the networks and agendas of the political left the database is divided into 9 major sections. Departments employee free choice act passes congress by region 8 webmaster john davis last week the house of representatives passed the employee free choice act (efca) by a vote of 241 to 185.
Epi has prepared a set of answers to some common questions asked about the employee free choice act see related work on collective bargaining and. The employee free choice act offers to make binding an alternative process under which a majority of employees can sign up to join a union currently. Welcome to shrm’s “efca” toolkit as you may know, the employee free choice act has been introduced in both the house of representatives and senate shrm believes that a federal government-supervised, private ballot election is the best way for employees to decide whether or not to be.
The employee free choice act is not a panacea, but it would restore some balance to our labor markets as economists, we believe this is a critically important. The employee free choice act would require employers to repay three times the back pay of a worker fired for organizing a union, with.
There are 41 comments on the usliberalsaboutcom story from mar 30, 2009, titled employee free choice act likely dead for 111th congressin it, usliberalsaboutcom reports that. Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the employee free choice act (efca), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights.
The employee free choice act background the employee free choice act is bipartisan legislation introduced by sens edward kennedy (d-mass) and reps george miller (d-ca) and peter king (r-ny. What's in this toolkit on march 10, 2009, the employee free choice act (efca) was re-introduced in the us congress with 223 house and 40 senate co-sponsors. The employee free choice act (efca) is legislation being considered by congress that would change the methods for establishing how a union gains representation of employees in a workplace, and the process for determining the initial contract between the employer and the union. James sherk: the employee free choice act is probably the most dramatic potential reshaping of american labor law since at least the taft-hartley act.