The Employee Free Choice Act's Remedial Changes

Law360, New York (October 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- To date, the card-check provisions of the proposed Employee Free Choice Act have dominated the debate over this misguided legislative proposal.

The bill’s mandatory interest arbitration provisions are now beginning to attract more attention as people begin to recognize the threat to American competitiveness posed by government-appointed arbitrators setting wages, benefit levels, work rules and other terms and conditions for private industry.

But very little attention has been paid to Section 4 of the act, which significantly increases legal and financial penalties — against employers only...
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