The misnamed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA H.R.1409/ S.560) has been introduced in both the House and Senate, and this legislation poses drastic consequences for small businesses. We’re urging Congress to oppose the EFCA and specifically the Senate to vote no on cloture.
The EFCA seeks to replace the current process of private ballot union representation elections with a system called “card check,” which can expose employees to coercion by union organizers and their peers. In fact, employees would lose their right to a private ballot election. The card check bill would eliminate over 70 years of precedent established under the National Labor Relations Act of 1935.
Secret ballot elections should not be replaced with an unfair process that removes rights from workers and puts them in the hands of union bosses.
To better assist small business efforts to engage employees in this issue, NSBA has prepared this web-based EFCA Toolkit that provides background information, polling data, facts about the bill in order to help with your communications.