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WSJ: Sen. Harkin Shopping EFCA Compromise; 21-Day Elections, More Mediation

Posted in Card Check, EFCA, Expedited Elections, Interest Arbitration, Senate
The Wall Street Journal reports that Senators are busy working on a compromise version of EFCA that would drop the bill’s card-check provision in favor of an expedited secret ballot election process.  The report indicates: Compromise talks are being led by Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa), the bill’s lead sponsor in the Senate. Kate Cyrul, a spokeswoman for Mr.… Continue Reading

Pro-EFCA Group Using Twitter To Deceive Readers Into Signing Petition

Posted in Alternative Labor Law Reform, EFCA, Interest Arbitration, Remedies
Perhaps providing EFCA’s critics a prime example of the type of deception card-check organizing can subject workers to, The Hill reports that American Rights at Work is "using tags on Twitter to con opponents of the legislation into signing a petition supporting it."   According to The Hill: The misleading campaign first showed up on Saturday, when… Continue Reading

Commentary Magazine: Preparation for “EFCA Lite”

Posted in Card Check, EFCA, Interest Arbitration, Remedies
Jennifer Rubin asks at Commentary Magazine’s blog whether the groups that opposed EFCA are as well prepared to confront a "lite" version of the bill offered as compromise.  Her excellent post suggests these strategic possibilities: … There are a couple avenues which they haven’t yet explored, in large part because they were able to beat back EFCA by… Continue Reading

EFCA Round-Up: Thursday, April 16, 2009

Posted in Alternative Labor Law Reform, Card Check, EFCA, Interest Arbitration
At the Enlightened Despot blog, Akhbar the Great cautions people against ignoring the full import of the Employee Free Choice Act, while getting caught up in rhetorical abbreviations.  AtG would not refer to EFCA simply as "card check": And this isn’t just a technicality. Other countries have a card check policy, but they of course don’t… Continue Reading

Highlights from Senate Republican Committee Hearing

Posted in Card Check, EFCA, Interest Arbitration
  The Senate Republican Committee held a hearing yesterday to voice opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 1409, S. 560).  Talk Radio News Service today carries the following quotes from participating Senators: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah):  “It represents a sea-change in labor-management relations that has developed since the 1930s…. EFCA would effectively deny workers… Continue Reading

Hawaii State Senate Comitteee Approves State Version of EFCA

Posted in EFCA, Interest Arbitration, Remedies
Last week, we reported on numerous efforts underway to create state-level obstacles to federal card-check legislation.  On the other side of the issue, yesterday’s Pacific Business News reports that a Hawaiian Senate Committee has approved a state version of EFCA: The controversial union card-check measure, which would allow Hawaii labor unions to more easily organize workers… Continue Reading

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