Last week, thousands of union supporters rallied in Washington, D.C. to promote the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). According to some reports, over one million signatures in support of the bill have been submitted to Congress. George Miller, the lead House sponsor for EFCA, has indicated that the bill will be presented soon – within days or weeks.
While one million signatures represent only one in sixteen current union members in the U.S., there is significant interest in and momentum for this revolution in labor law. And there is support in the White House – President Obama has been clear that he supports EFCA!
Other supporters, like former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, have claimed that the economic impact of EFCA is “necessary if we want our economy to succeed.” This is NOT the case! We believe that this legislation will harm, not help, our economy, and we are concerned about its negative impact on U.S. businesses.
Do you know what you should be doing to prepare for EFCA? Make sure that you and your management team are up to speed on what this bill will require of employers and how this bill will affect your business.