EFCA Deal May Clear Way for Action in September


Efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") have been stalled while Senate Democrats work to obtain the necessary 60 votes for cloture and bring the matter to the Senate floor. The proposed law would amend the National Labor Relations Act to: prohibit secret ballot elections as the method of determining employee support for union representation, mandate binding arbitration if the parties cannot agree to a contract, and greatly enhance penalties on employers who resist the unionization of their employees unlawfully.

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