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Employee Free Choice Act of 2009

March 11, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Card check, EFCA, whatever you want to cal it, here’s the bill as re-introduced into the 111th session of Congress on March 10, 2009:

S. 560 – Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 (Senate version)

H.R. 1409 – Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 (House version)

We’ll have the full bill text up in the next day or so. Full bill text is up for the House version, Senate text coming soon (it will be identical to the House version). For now, you can Leave comments, vote “aye” or “nay,” and add the bills to your tracked items with your “My OpenCongress” account (register or login).

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Anonymous 03/20/2009 10:33am
in reply to Anonymous Mar 16, 2009 8:57am

I agree. The fact that this is even up for discussion is an indicator of how bad things have become.

Anonymous 03/20/2009 10:31am
in reply to Anonymous Mar 16, 2009 2:54am

I care and I am not in a job where there is a union nor is my Husband or any other family member I know of. But I do not want to see Americans stripped of their right to a private vote.

Anonymous 03/16/2009 8:57am

This bill essentially ends freedom of the workplace, something that this country has help up for its entirety. It will be a sad day for the liberty of this country if this bill ever passes through. Of course, then again, if people were unaware of Obama’s plans in regards to labor, or anything else for that matter, that just goes to show how uninformed so many were when they cast their votes. God help us all.
Kelby Lovelady

Anonymous 03/16/2009 7:50am

If I were a Union organizer, (I’m not) and I wanted to Unionize my employer,(I don’t) could I hire people to collect signature cards, and pay them on a per signature basis? If I could …… (humm!) Just think about it. Maybe some of the ACORN type folks could use the work. I know that would put ME in a position to get all sorts of things ($$$) from employer (maybe it could be like an AIG bonus). If I were that type of person. Often doing the right thing gets in the way. I’m sure glad there aren’t any un-scrupulous union/ACORN/Thug types out there. Of course if you have a secret ballot this is all a moot point isn’t it?


donrm 03/16/2009 6:46am
HONESTLY WHO CARES? Everyone should care. This bill will permanently alter a system that has given us the highest standard of lining the world. We complain about good jobs moving off shore. What do you think this bill will do? We should be enticing companies to bring jobs to America not forcing them to take jobs from America. Of course we can strive to emulate countries like France and England. We all know what great economic powers they are.

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Anonymous 03/16/2009 2:54am

Honestly, who actually cares?

mouseissue 03/14/2009 9:47am

Free Choice Act!!! WHAT A JOKE!!!

What it would allow is union insiders to intimidate you into unionizing.
Secret ballots protect the voter.

If the ballots are no longer secret and you work for a non-union place of business where a unionizing vote was held, your vote AND identity would be known to union officials who could get you removed from employment if it goes union and/or be subject to arm-twisting by a couple of goons.

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Anonymous 03/13/2009 12:45pm

Stop this crazyness. We do not need Government calling all our shots.

Jennyroddrick 03/12/2009 9:11pm
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Its very informative.
Need to get more information regarding above act.


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