Law360 (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The election of President-elect Barack Obama and the expanded Democratic control of Congress will generate new interest in the Employee Free Choice Act, which is being sought by organized labor. Why is this law being considered? What would it do? How might its proposed provisions be modified to make it more palatable?
At the present time, when labor unions seek to become the bargaining agents for groups of workers, they can achieve their objective in either of two ways.