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Employee Free Choice Act Resources

Sample Packet

» The Employee Free Choice Act: Creating An Economy that Works for Everyone  
» No Holds Barred: The Intensification of Employer Opposition to Organizing (PDF)
» Why Workers Want Majority Sign-up (PDF)
» The Inadequate Costs of Labor Law Violations (PDF)
» The Case for Arbitration in Labor Law Reform (PDF)

About the Bill

» The Employee Free Choice Act: Creating An Economy that Works for Everyone  
» The Facts Behind the Employee Free Choice Act (Full, Abbrev.)
» The Employee Free Choice Act: Solutions to a Failed Labor Law (PDF)
» Why Workers Need the Employee Free Choice Act (PDF)
» Bill Summary
» Bill Text

Enforcement & Penalties

» The Inadequate Costs of Labor Law Violations (PDF)
» Out of Control: Employer Misconduct During Union Organizing Far Too Common (PDF)
» No Holds Barred: The Intensification of Employer Opposition to Organizing (Kate Bronfenbrenner)
» Why Stronger Penalties Are Needed
» Legal But Wrong
» Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns, 1951-2007   (CEPR)
» Undermining the Right to Organize: Employer Behavior During Union Representation Campaigns

Arbitration & Injunctive Relief

» The Case for Arbitration in Labor Law Reform (PDF)
» Union Contract Arbitration in the U.S. and Canada: How Arbitration Encourages Contract Settlement (PDF)
» Corporations Frequently and Effectively Use Mediation in Collective Bargaining (PDF)
» Low Rates of Arbitration Use in the Public Sector (PDF)
» Why Mediation & Arbitration Rules Are Needed
» The Chilling Effect: Fire One Worker, Send a Powerful Message to the Rest
» NLRB’s Fired Workers Only Tip of the Iceberg

Majority Sign-up

Also known as card check; the alternative to NLRB elections.

» Why Workers Want Majority Sign-up (PDF)
» Secret Ballots Aren’t Enough (PDF)
» Half a Million and Counting (PDF)
» Fact Over Fiction: Opposition to Card Check Doesn’t Add Up (PDF)
» Majority Authorizations and Union Organizing in the Public Sector: A Four-State Perspective (PDF)
» 2009: A Study of Illinois’ Majority Interest Petition Provision (PDF)
» Majority Sign-up Q&A
» Free & Fair? How Labor Law Fails U.S. Democratic Election Standards
» Neither Free Nor Fair: The Subversion of Democracy Under NLRB Elections


Economic Impact & Business Support

The Employee Free Choice Act: Ensuring the Economy Works for Everyone Again (PDF)
Prominent Economists’ Statement of Support for the Employee Free Choice Act
The Employee Free Choice Act: Good for Small Business (PDF)
Business Scholars for the Employee Free Choice Act


Union Advantage: The Economic Case for Unions

Unions Making a Difference
Family-Friendly Workplaces: Do Unions Make a Difference? (UC Berkeley Labor Center)
How Unions Help All Workers (EPI)
Unions and Upward Mobility for Service-Sector Workers (CEPR)
Unions and Upward Mobility for Women Workers (CEPR)
Unions and Upward Mobility for Young Workers (CEPR)
Unions and Upward Mobility for Latino Workers (CEPR)
Unions and Upward Mobility for African-American Workers
(CEPR)
The Union Wage Advantage for Low-Wage Workers (CEPR)

The Benefits of Unions in Arkansas (CEPR) (PDF )
The Benefits of Unions in Colorado (CEPR) (PDF )
The Benefits of Unions in Louisiana (CEPR) (PDF )
The Benefits of Unions in North Dakota (CEPR) (PDF)
The Benefits of Unions in Ohio (CEPR) (PDF)
The Benefits of Unions in Pennsylvania (CEPR) (PDF

Advertisements & Multimedia

TV Ad: The Right Thing
TV Ad: GREED
TV Ad: The Fabric of America
TV & Print Ad: The Real Secret
TV Ads: Hope & Change, We Don’t Ask
TV Ad: The Boardroom
TV Ad: See Saw

Print Ad: Workers Denied Contracts by Their Employers (PDF)
Print Ad: Big Business’ Two-Faced Approach to Arbitration (PDF)
Print Ad: Big Business Favors Arbitration (PDF)
Print Ad: An Economic Stimulus Package for America’s Working Families (PDF)
Print Ad: Protecting Workers’ Freedom to Bargain for Better Wage and Benefits (PDF)
Print Ad: Change America’s Working Families Can Believe In (PDF)
Print Ad & Billboards: America’s Middle Class Is Falling Apart (PDF)

Online Ad: Big Business’ Two-Faced Approach to Arbitration

Video: Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff on the Employee Free Choice Act
Video: Your New Job

Opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act

Exposing the Opposition: The Facts on the Opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act (PDF)
Lies & Distortion on the Secret Ballot (PDF)

The Anti-Union Network:
Center for Union Facts and the Employee Freedom Action Committee
U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace

Polling

Public Opinion Regarding The Employee Free Choice Act, National Survey Results (1/8/09) (PDF)
Results From A Survey Among Voters in Senate Battleground States (11/5/08) (PDF)
The American Dream and the 2008 Election (11/6/08) (PDF)

 
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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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