The Employee Free Choice Act
(EFCA) is fundamentally incompatible with protecting the
interests of individual liberty and the principles of a
take away a worker’s right to a federally supervised private
ballot when deciding whether or not to join a union.
roll back the clock on our own workplace elections by
abolishing federally protected private ballots at a time
when our nation spends tremendous resources to foster and
support free elections around the world.
EFCA would replace the private ballot with a biased and
inferior process called “Card Check” which allows a union to
organize if a majority of workers simply sign a card. Sadly,
to get workers to sign the cards, union organizers could
approach workers almost anywhere, even at their homes.
Check workers’ choices are made public to the employer, the
union organizers and co-workers.
tramples the privacy of individual workers who should not
have to reveal to anyone how they exercise their right to
choose whether to organize with their coworkers in a union.
is unreliable. Union organizing manuals have long cautioned
organizers that a worker’s signature on a union card does
not mean that he or she wants to join a union or will vote
for the union in the election.
activists allege that employers file baseless objections
giving them more time to subject worker to anti-union
intimidation. These claims are simply false. Over 94 percent
of organizing elections take place within eight weeks after
organizers have filed a petition with the National Labor
activists contend that EFCA would protect workers’ freedom
to freely choose to join a union. However, workers’ best
defense against harassment and intimidation by either a
union or an employer is a secret-ballot election in which
neither knows how any individual worker voted.
labor activist claims, Zogby polling shows that 71 percent
of union members believe that the current private-ballot
process is fair, versus only 13 percent who disagree.