Unions May Look To NLRB If EFCA Fails To Pass

Law360 (July 31, 2009, 1:43 PM EDT) -- If the Employee Free Choice Act fails to pass as originally proposed, lawyers say the labor movement could try to extract similar benefits from the National Labor Relations Board, which is expected to be primarily composed of union-friendly members.

With some Democratic members of Congress expressing concerns about the EFCA and staunch opposition to the bill in the business community, many lawyers expect that the bill will never make it to the president's desk — at least not with the controversial card-check and arbitration provisions intact.

But while employers may believe that seeing the EFCA and card-check defeated in Congress would...

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