US Chamber Study Blasts EFCA As Undemocratic

Law360, New York (June 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- If enacted, the Employee Free Choice Act would dramatically change existing labor laws to the detriment of employees and employers alike, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Currently awaiting a U.S. Senate vote, the latest version of the bill contains three provisions that pose a “radical threat” to existing labor laws, including requiring card check certification for union organizing, compulsory interest arbitration of first contracts and increased penalties on employers, the report says.

Despite acknowledging that the bill doesn't have...
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