SEIU mocks Employee Free Choice Act opponents
March 4, 2009
WASHINGTON — The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is lobbying in favor of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), according to The Exception magazine.
In a recently released video, SEIU pokes fun at and mocks what they believe to be scare tactics used by organized labor opponents, the story stated.
As it now stands, to win government recognition from the National Labor Relations Board, union organizers must solicit signatures from at least 30 percent of workers. Then, after navigating appeals from management, they must successfully win support during a secret ballot, the story noted.
According to the story, the EFCA would allow unions to form if organizers can gain support and have cards signed by at least 50 percent of employees.
Opponents of the EFCA argue the bill is undemocratic because union organizers can effectively bully workers into signing cards, the story added.
According to SEIU claims, the Employee Free Choice Act is a bipartisan, common sense economic recovery for working families that will pump billions of dollars into our nation''s economy.
The SEIU video can be viewed here.
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