The Employee Free Choice Act

 

Our economy is in shambles. The wage gap between corporate executives and working people has never been wider. Corporations and CEOs hold all the cards in today’s economy, and working families are left to struggle with the economy that is left behind.

Unions are the single best tool to create an economy that works for all. On average, workers who belong to unions:

Unions are essential to rebuilding America’s middle class and our economy. That’s why Congress needs to pass the Employee Free Choice Act.

More than half of the workers in the U.S. – nearly 60 million – say they would join a union right now if they could. But not enough get the chance because of a management-dominated system that has been allowed to routinely intimidate, harass, coerce and fire union supporters.

The Employee Free Choice Act will amend certain provisions of the National Labor Relations Act to make it easier for workers to join unions by allowing them to choose how to organize, instead of their employers. The legislation would establish mediation and binding arbitration when a newly formed union and employer are unable to reach a first contract within specified periods of time. It would also strengthen penalties against companies that break the law during organizing campaigns and contract negotiations.

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