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Employee Free Choice Act
The Employee Free Choice Act

A growing, bipartisan coalition of policymakers supports the Employee Free Choice Act, proposed legislation that would ensure that workers have a free choice and a fair chance to form a union.  Simply put, the Employee Free Choice Act will allow workers to once again choose to form unions without the fear of being fired.

The legislation would give workers a fair and direct path to form unions through majority sign-up, help employees secure a contract with their employer in a reasonable period of time, and toughen penalties against employers who violate their workers’ rights.  

Why is this bill so important? It’s plain as day: workers are struggling in this country.  Today’s workplaces are tilted in favor of lavishly-paid CEOs, who get golden parachutes while middle-class families struggle to get by.

The Employee Free Choice Act can restore the balance, giving more workers a chance to form unions and get better health care, job security, and benefits – and an opportunity to pursue their dreams.

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Issue Focus: The Employee Free Choice Act

The Employee Free Choice Act (S. 1041) is critical workers’ rights legislation that will:

  • hold anti-union employers accountable;
  • guarantee workers a free and fair chance to form a union;
  • force employers to stop dragging out contract negotiations.

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» Why we need it

Secret Ballots Aren’t Enough

election_crop.jpg Opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act have a one-note strategy to derail reform of our broken labor law system with the bogus assertion: that "Elections for union representation are just like elections for Congress."  We’ve created a chart that makes clear that current union elections involving secret ballots bear no resemblance to political elections.

» See why secret ballots aren’t enough.

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Video: 23,000 Workers

23thousand_lowres105.jpgEvery year more than 23,000 people in the United States will be fired or discriminated against for supporting a union at work.  Watch our short video about these workers.

About the Employee Free Choice Act

A growing, bipartisan coalition of policymakers supports the Employee Free Choice Act, federal legislation that would ensure workers have a free choice and a fair chance to form a union.

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