Friday, July 17, 2009
Steven Greenhouse (New York Times) is reporting that a new EFCA bill looks to be coming together. It doesn't appear to be finalized yet (although please let me know if you've found draft language), but the basic outline seems to involve many of the features we've been posting about for a while: quick elections, union access rights, ban on captive audience speeches, arbitration, increased damages, and no card check. A brief summary of them:
Though some details remain to be worked out, under the expected revisions, union elections would have to be held within five or 10 days after 30 percent of workers signed cards favoring having a union. Currently, the campaigns often run two months.
Check out the entire article, which describes some of the political machinations involved--and stresses that it's not a done deal yet.
Hat Tip: Dennis Nolan, Rob Walkowiak, Jeff Wilson