Monday, September 29, 2008

The Employee Free Choice Act

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For decades workers attempting to unionize have played on an uneven playing field.  The Employee Free Choice Act will level this playing field.  
The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041), supported by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, would enable working people to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions by restoring workers’ freedom to choose for themselves whether to join a union. It would:
  • Establish stronger penalties for violation of employee rights when workers seek to form a union and during first-contract negotiations.
  • Provide mediation and arbitration for first-contract disputes (PDF).
  • Allow employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representation.
The Employee Free Choice Act can help reclaim the American Dream by restoring workers' freedom to form unions and bargain for a better life. Our goal is to gather signatures in support of this bill-1 million voices calling for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. But 1 million people is a lot of people. We won't reach our goal without your help and the help of your friends and family.
Please support this bill and help us reach our goal of 1 million signatures—sign the petition today by following this link.

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