Nixing Card-Check Could Shift, Not Quell, EFCA Debate

Law360, New York (July 20, 2009, 7:45 PM EDT) -- A new version of the Employee Free Choice Act that would eliminate the card-check provision is reportedly taking shape, but management-side lawyers say the pared-down bill still won't be palatable to employers.

Doing away with the card-check provision would mean more attention on other aspects of the EFCA that businesses find objectionable — like its binding arbitration provisions and its call for stiffer penalties for employers found to have engaged in unfair labor practices.

Nixing card-check alone clearly won't endear the legislation to the business community....
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