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Organized Labor’s highest legislative priority is the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), legislation that would dramatically reshape American labor law. EFCA effectively replaces secret ballot organizing elections with publicly signed cards and establishes binding arbitration where the government imposes initial contracts on businesses and workers. EFCA also massively increases the penalties for employer – but not union – misconduct during organizing drives.

This legislation would have significant consequences for both employees and employers, but few Americans are aware of it. Homer Deakins, shareholder of Ogletree Deakins – one of the America’s leading employment law firms – and Rian Wathen, former Organizing Director for the UFCW, will provide insight from both the management and union perspectives to explain how passing EFCA would affect Americans in the workplace.

Official Website: http://www.heritage.org/press/events/ev022309b.cfm

Added by insideronline on February 12, 2009

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