Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The Employee Free Choice Act, a bill often derided as a union bailout which is being debated in Washington would "tilt the playing field toward unions at the expense of employee free choice," according to Jim Fisher, a former field agent with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Fisher, who has over 35 years as a labor relations specialist, wrote a piece critical of the no-vote unionization bill, which appears on In the article, Fisher states:

It would be naive to believe that some unions will not engage in high pressure tactics to get card signatures; like visiting employee's homes, calling them on the telephone, and approaching them on their way to work to persuade them to sign union cards.

Some employees will consider such contacts to be unwelcome. Some employees will sign cards just to get the union off their backs. Employee anonymity will suffer since their signatures will be on the cards, unlike the secret ballot election where no one knows how they voted. Accordingly, employee "free choice" would actually suffer under the EFCA's card signing provision.

You can read Mr. Fisher's entire article here.

For more information on the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act, go here.

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