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April 19, 2005

Employee Free Choice Act Reintroduced

109 House members have signed onto the reintroduction of a bill to:

  • toughen punishment for violating workers rights to organize a union,
  • require employers to recognize unions immediately upon a majority of workers signing cards asking for recognition,and
  • provide binding arbitration for first contracts when bargaining comes to an impass.

    I'm glad the bill's starting with 109 House members, but the question is why every damn Democrat hasn't rushed to put their names on the bill. And while Arlen Specter has endorsed the bill, there are a bunch of Republicans who claim to support labor; now's the time for them to step up and prove it.

    Posted by Nathan at April 19, 2005 05:45 PM