A growing, bipartisan coalition of policymakers supports the Employee
Free Choice Act, proposed legislation that would ensure that workers
have a free choice and a fair chance to form a union. Simply put, the Employee Free Choice Act will allow workers to once again choose to form unions without the fear of being fired.
The legislation would give workers a fair and direct path to form unions through majority sign-up, help employees secure a contract with their employer in a reasonable period of time, and toughen penalties against employers who violate their workers' rights.
Why is this bill so important? It's plain as day: workers are struggling in this country. Today's workplaces are tilted in favor of lavishly-paid
CEOs, who get golden parachutes while middle-class families struggle to
The Employee Free Choice Act can restore the balance, giving
more workers a chance to form unions and get better health care, job
security, and benefits – and an opportunity to pursue their dreams.