Employee Free Choice Act EFCA

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 by Steve Kagen

Collective Bargaining

Dr. Kagen cosponsored and voted for legislation that would have made it possible for working class heroes to form effective collective bargaining unions as easily as it was to eliminate them, the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

If enacted, EFCA would have required employers and related unions to enter into binding arbitration within 120 days after a union was recognized, and it would have increased penalties on employers for discriminating against people involved in union activities. The U.S. Senate failed to reach the 60-vote margin necessary to put EFCA on the Senate Floor for a vote.