A Call to Action for the Advancement of a Democratic Workplace
Shoppers and Trends
November 23, 2008
Now, union leaders plan to collect on their investment in early 2009 by pushing the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) through Congress. EFCA contains the most aggressive changes to federal labor law since the passage of the National Labor Relations Act more than 70 years ago.
Currently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) holds a confidential vote several weeks after at least 30 percent of a company's employees sign authorization cards. But EFCA would do away with the voting process entirely. If 50 percent or more of your workers sign those cards, boom: You're unionized. No more campaigns, no more voting. Signatures alone will be enough to get the job done. Also, EFCA would give federal arbitrators the brand-new authority to impose labor contracts in your workplace if you fail to reach agreement with union locals within 120 days of the union's formation.
Like many employers around the country who've fought and resisted every effort to unionize their workforces, you're probably understandably worried about how to prepare for EFCA. Support N.G.A.'s Campaign to Preserve Competition and Consumer Choice in our attempts to quash this legislation. The Call to Action is Now!!