New Labor Stats Both Bolster And Undermine EFCA

Law360, New York (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In 2007, union membership saw its largest rise in more than two decades, a fact opponents of new legislation like the controversial Employee Free Choice Act say undermines the case for changing the law. But unions and Democrats on Capitol Hill say the recently released statistics bolster their position in support of the act and show legislative changes are needed now more than ever.

Both management-side lawyers and union proponents say it's premature to conclude that the increase reported for 2007 will continue in 2008 and...
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