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H.R.800 Employee Free Choice Act of 2007, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 26, 2007 Cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number: 227.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on June 26, 2007, with a roll call of 51 ayes, 48 nays, and 1 not voting.

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  • 60% of users oppose H.R.800

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  • H.R.800 has been viewed 49,346 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the Democrats' chief labor bill (aka the Card-check bill). It would change the rules governing the formation of unions, the way first contracts between unions and employers are negotiated, and how employees' rights are enforced. Under the bill, unions could be certified once a majority of employees have signed union authorization cards. The bill also designates a time line for first contracts to be drawn up between unions and employees. Finally, it would increase the fines employers must pay if found guilty of violating their employees' right to unionize.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the Democrats' chief labor bill (aka the Card-check bill). It would change the rules governing the formation of unions, the way first contracts between unions and employers are negotiated, and how employees' rights are enforced. Under the bill, unions could be certified once a majority of employees have signed union authorization cards. The bill also designates a time line for first contracts to be drawn up between unions and employees. Finally, it would increase the fines employers must pay if found guilty of violating their employees' right to unionize.

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    • On June 07, 2009, by jodamur - UNIONS DESTROYED THE AUTOMAKERS. THEY ARE NOTHING BUT ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATES

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      As noted by jodamur, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 07, 2009, "UNIONS DESTROYED THE AUTOMAKERS. THEY ARE NOTHING BUT ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATES"
    • On January 16, 2009, by bamhr67 - Having worked for both a union and non-union shop. I truely believe that all employees should have the opportunity to vote to become a member of any union. They should be fully informed of all dues and practices, before being told to make a decision. Or being told the decision has already been made for them. Union members need to realize that all the middle and upper management take a fair share of their dues to run them. It is like paying a company to run your company and that takes away from dollars that employees could be receiving.

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      As noted by bamhr67, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 16, 2009, "Having worked for both a union and non-union shop. I truely believe that all employees should have the opportunity to vote to become a member of any union. They should be fully informed of all dues and practices, before being told to make a decision. Or being told the decision has already been made for them. Union members need to realize that all the middle and upper management take a fair share of their dues to run them. It is like paying a company to run your company and that takes away from dollars that employees could be receiving."
    • On March 03, 2009, by waynec - Until July of 08' I have worked in union shops my entire career, over 30 years in the electrical utility field. My union experience has largely sucked. The whole idea of someone taking my money, excuse me, my dues and then do a very un-American thing by telling me how to vote. Unions suck! If they were so good they would use Detroit as their poster city. They wouldn’t be holding the U.S. automakers hostage with their contracts. They are criminal in their demands on employers. I now work for a non-union electric co-op and am loving it. It puts an extra $80 in my pocket every month. And these guys are as safe as or safer than the other 3 shops I have worked in before. If this phony “Employee Free Choice Act” type legislation becomes law I can’t wait until some scum sucking union punk approaches me. He’ll get 30 years of rage against the union machine.

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      As noted by waynec, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 03, 2009, "Until July of 08' I have worked in union shops my entire career, over 30 years in the electrical utility field. My union experience has largely sucked. The whole idea of someone taking my money, excuse me, my dues and then do a very un-American thing by telling me how to vote. Unions suck! If they were so good they would use Detroit as their poster city. They wouldn’t be holding the U.S. automakers hostage with their contracts. They are criminal in their demands on employers. I now work for a non-union electric co-op and am loving it. It puts an extra $80 in my pocket every month. And these guys are as safe as or safer than the other 3 shops I have worked in before. If this phony “Employee Free Choice Act” type legislation becomes law I can’t wait until some scum sucking union punk approaches me. He’ll get 30 years of rage against the union machine. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • All Of Choice Speakers: Puerto Rico Tv Choice - October 19, 2011 by achoice08s22.trektoreenergize.org/ - http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-560. HR800: Employee Free Choice Act of 2007 - US Congress ... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h800/show. Employee Free Choice | OurFuture.org ...

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      As noted by achoice08s22.trektoreenergize.org/ on October 19, 2011, "http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-560. HR800: Employee Free Choice Act of 2007 - US Congress ... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h800/show. Employee Free Choice | OurFuture.org ..." (http://achoice08s22.trektoreenergize.org/o/choice-cable-tv-apdo/)
    • Employee Free Choice Act - October 19, 2011 by narrowwalk - EFCA, HR 800 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h800/show http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employee_Free_Choice_Act Should it have become law, the EFCA would do away with traditional secret-ballot elections which are now used to determine ...

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      As noted by narrowwalk on October 19, 2011, "EFCA, HR 800 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h800/show http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employee_Free_Choice_Act Should it have become law, the EFCA would do away with traditional secret-ballot elections which are now used to determine ..." (http://narrowwalk.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/employee-free-choice-act/)
    • Not Gonna Happen — Peach Pundit - October 19, 2011 by Erick - http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h800/show. Marshall wants to take away people's rights to a secret ballot on the job. Yeah, “conservative”, if abortion is the only issue you care about. Log in to Reply. benevolus October 5 ... -

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      As noted by Erick on October 19, 2011, "http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h800/show. Marshall wants to take away people's rights to a secret ballot on the job. Yeah, “conservative”, if abortion is the only issue you care about. Log in to Reply. benevolus October 5 ... - " (http://www.peachpundit.com/2009/10/05/not-gonna-happen-3/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • United States: President-Elect Obama Taps Hilda L. Solis As ... - December 23, 2008 by Mondaq News Alerts (registration), UK - Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA"): Congresswoman Solis co-sponsored and strongly supports EFCA (HR 800), which is sure to be the top priority of organized ...

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      As noted by Mondaq News Alerts (registration), UK on December 23, 2008, "Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA"): Congresswoman Solis co-sponsored and strongly supports EFCA (HR 800), which is sure to be the top priority of organized ..." (http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=72096)
    • TRUTH TEST: Post-election union fight continues - December 17, 2008 by 9NEWS.com, CO - Technically, as introduced, HR 800 would not "do away with the secret ballot" currently being used to decide whether a workforce joins a union.

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      As noted by 9NEWS.com, CO on December 17, 2008, "Technically, as introduced, HR 800 would not "do away with the secret ballot" currently being used to decide whether a workforce joins a union." (http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=106192&catid=188)
    • Worker Advocate: Solis Nomination Slap in the Face to America's ... - December 17, 2008 by MarketWatch - ... (HR 800) to strip America's workers of this same right, instead subjecting them to intimidation by union organizers when choosing whether to unionize. ...

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      As noted by MarketWatch on December 17, 2008, "... (HR 800) to strip America's workers of this same right, instead subjecting them to intimidation by union organizers when choosing whether to unionize. ..." (http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Worker-Advocate-Solis-Nomination-Slap/story.aspx?guid=%7BAC82CCB2-9A40-4EAE-98C8-F15DB32E93D7%7D)
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