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The Employee Free Choice Act


The right says we are trying to do away with the right to a secret ballot. The truth is that labor wants the right to have a ballot free from illegal influence and threats.

I want to extend a thank you to Mike Konopacki for permission to use his work. He is a true friend of labor.
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June 26th, 2008 Posted by narsbars | Uncategorized | 3 comments

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  1. Looks like Tom has been reading from the union talking points on this issue. However, if he took a serious look at the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act”, he might draw a different conclusion.

    Currently, the National Labor Relations Board allows employees to use a secret, confidential ballot to determine whether they want union representation. This is to ensure the election is free of employer and union coercion.

    In the end, majority rules, and no matter which side prevails, an individual employee’s vote is not disclosed to the employer or the union.

    However, the misnamed “Employee Free Choice Act” (EFCA), would require union recognition based on a petition or “card check” system.

    In a “card check” campaign, union officials gather authorization cards signed by workers. But these “card checks” are made public to the employer, the union organizers and coworkers. Imagine that your private choice would be made public. This provides a less accurate reflection of what employees actually want than does a secret ballot election.

    Just think if you went to your local polling place this November to cast your vote in the general election and discovered that you have to make your private choice in public – in front of your friends, neighbors, precinct workers and government officials.

    All workers, in every industry, deserve the fundamental American right to a federally supervised private ballot election. This right is guaranteed when you vote in political elections; there is no reason why you should surrender this right in the workplace.

    Comment by Anonymous | June 26, 2008

  2. Employee Free Choice Now . Org
    Educating The World on The EFCA.

    Myth vs. Reality: The REALITY is the Employee Free Choice Act Helps American Workers and their Families.

    Despite the need for reform, critics of EFCA continue to misinform the public about the bill and hide the serious shortcomings of current labor law. Democrats are committed to setting the record straight and passing this important legislation on behalf of American workers and their families.

    MYTH: EFCA will prevent the use of secret-ballot elections.

    REALITY: EFCA does not strip workers of their right to choose a secret-ballot election to decide whether to select — or not to select — a union representative. EFCA simply gives workers the additional option of selecting a union representative by majority sign-up.

    For More Information on EFCA please visit our website and blog

    http://www.employeefreechoiceactnow.org

    http://efcanow.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Employee Free Chioce Act . Org | January 17, 2009

  3. Step up to the cool aid and take a good long swig.

    Comment by Anonymous | February 3, 2009

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