Sunday, June 17, 2007

Employee Free Choice Act - contact your Senator

Earlier this year the House passed the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041) which allows workers greater freedom to organize unions. The act will probably come before the Senate this week, and faces opposition from Republican senators and a veto threat from Bush.

This is the legislation you may have heard about that, among other things, allows employees to organize using signature cards authorizing union representation. It also increases penalties for violating the employees right to organize, and provides for mediation and arbitration in contract disputes.

If you'd like to learn more about the act, or send a letter of support to your senator, visit the AFL-CIO Employee Free Choice Act website.


Post a Comment

<< Home