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How the Employee Free Choice Act Takes Away Workers' Rights

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Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Sherk; Paul Kersey

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Labor (Unions)

Keywords: Labor; intimidation; firing; binding arbitration

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Employee Free Choice Act would strip American workers of their right to a private-ballot vote, require companies to submit to binding arbitration, and increase penalties for unfair labor practices committed by employers but not by unions. Congress should instead protect the privacy of American workers and guarantee their right to vote in an election before joining a union.