Raising the Dead: Can EFCA be revived?

While the Employee Free Choice Act (“EFCA”) received front page treatment immediately after the November ’08 elections and through the spring, 2009, it has slowly lost its life force, so as to become moribund.  While quickly introduced into the House, it rapidly lost support among key Democratic Senators, including Sen. Arlen Specter (D – Pa.) […]


On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, Senator Arlen Specter revealed that he will not support EFCA in its current form.  His announcement calls into question whether EFCA will pass in its current form, given the hesitation to support the bill by both Arkansas senators, and the senator for Louisiana.  Senator Harry Reid continues to bleet that […]

Card Check Could Be Law By July

As reported by Law360 today: EFCA Could Be Law Within 5 Months: Union Leader Law360, New York (March 03, 2009) — AFL-CIO Executive Council member and union leader James Williams said Tuesday that he expected the controversial Employee Free Choice Act to pass in the next four or five months. Williams, general president of the […]

EFCA Predicted to Pass By Summer

It has been reported that Employee Free Choice Act will originate in the Senate to appease Blue Dog House Democrats.  Now SEIU President Andy Stern predicts passage of EFCA by August. The USA Today reported: WASHINGTON – The head of the country’s largest labor union says he expects victory by August on one of labor’s […]

The Threat of EFCA

While Congress and the Obama administration are preoccupied with the stimulus package, employers are becoming increasing concerned about legislation called the Employee Free Choice Act (“EFCA”).  While not currently the law, this legislation would transform labor relations in the United States to the detriment of employers. Anna Burger, Chairperson of Change to Win and Sec.-Treas. […]