What is the Employee Free Choice Act?

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041), supported by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, would enable working people to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions by restoring workers’ freedom to choose for themselves whether to join a union. It would:

  • Establish stronger penalties for violation of employee rights when workers seek to form a union and during first-contract negotiations.
  • Provide mediation and arbitration for first-contract disputes. 
  • Allow employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representation.

Learn more about the Employee Free Choice Act here
You can also watch a video of President Obama speaking about this Act.

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