HR Pulse - Summer 2009 - (Page 27)
Proactive Waiting, Planning for EFCA The best approach an organization can take is to identify any potential vulnerability for unionization and to lessen or remove the incentive for employees to unionize. By Michele Westphall ver the last year, we have all heard about pending legislation called the Employee Free Choice Act, commonly referred to as EFCA or Card Check. EFCA would make it significantly easier for unions to organize employees, require binding arbitration of first contracts after 120 days, and stiffen penalties for certain unfair labor practices. Simply put, EFCA makes organizing much easier and increases the likelihood that your organization will be unionized. The EFCA’s lack of defining the length of a campaign means that unions can keep pushing for as long as they like. HR Pulse Summer 2009 O 27 ▲
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