It is very likely that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will become law in the first 100 days of the Obama presidency, and when it does, the balance between labor and management will be altered, and not likely for the better. That is, unless you are a union.
The union movement has been more and more marginalized, retaining strongholds in only a few places, like the Big Three automakers, but shrinking to insignificance over most of the country. It should be no wonder that they have pushed for this legislation, and no wonder that their creatures in the democratically-controlled Congress plan to deliver.
The following summary of the legislation comes from the House Committee On Education and Labor:
Certification on the Basis of Signed Authorizations (majority sign-up): Provides for certification of a union as the bargaining representative if the National Labor Relations Board fi... [Read Full Article]