Republican Legislation Attacks Union 'Salting'

Law360, New York (June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While Democrats on Capitol Hill work to find 60 Senate votes in favor of the pro-union Employee Free Choice Act, Republicans in both houses have introduced legislation that would allow employers to fire professional union organizers – or "salts."

The starkly worded “Truth in Employment Act of 2009,” introduced Wednesday, claims the “tactic of using professional union organizers and agents to infiltrate a targeted employer’s workplace, a practice commonly referred to as 'salting,' has evolved into an aggressive form of harassment not contemplated when the National...
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