Union Organizing In A New Environment

Law360, New York (January 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The new administration and the economic crises are poised to bring significant changes to the labor and employment laws governing the American workplace. This is particularly true for the law governing union organizing.

Organized labor has made clear that its top legislative priority in the new administration is to reverse decades of union decline through enactment of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). EFCA has sometimes been called the “Card Check bill.”

EFCA’s best-known feature requires employers to recognize a union as representative of its employees...
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