Employee Free Choice Act Passes House

Law360, New York (March 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A bill denounced as a vehicle for union coercion and praised as the most important labor reform initiative in 70 years passed the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday by a sound margin.

The House of Representatives voted 241-85 to approve the Employee Free Choice Act, which would amend the National Labor Relations Act to eliminate the need for secret-ballot elections, which have been a prerequisite for certifying unions as employee representatives since 1935.

Pursuant to the Employee Free Choice Act, the National Labor Relations Board would...
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