Support the Employee Free Choice Act

Terrance Heath

Sign the petition to support the Employee Free Choice Act, and make America work for working families again.

Labor Day is here, yet working families in America are having more trouble than ever before making ends meet. Rising fuel and food prices, along with health care costs, take bigger and bigger bites out of stagnant wages. Meanwhile, the same conservative movement and philosophy that gave us the economy that’s devastating so many working families has undermined the rights of working Americans, and undermine the collective bargaining that once helped working Americans fight for fair and safe workplaces. The system for bargaining with employers and forming unions — that strengthened working families and helped build the middle class — has been intentionally broken. Now, we have a chance to fix it.

The Employee Free Choice Act is an important step in the right direction, because:

  • It lets workers choose majority sign-up, meaning that if a majority of employees sign union authorization cards, a company must recognize the union.
  • It guarantees workers a contract when they form a new union, by bringing in a neutral third party mediator/arbiter if the company and union cannot come to an agreement after three months.
  • It strengthens penalties for companies that coerce or intimidate employees in an effort to prevent them form forming a union.

Sign the petition to support the Employee Free Choice Act, and make America work for working families again.

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