The Employee Free Choice Act - One Down Four To Go

New York, NY (PressExposure) July 28, 2009 -- From: Jeffrey Sussman, Inc. Marketing Public Relations 249 East 48 Street FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY 10017

For: The Cabot Institute for Labor Relations

Contact: Jeffrey Sussman 212-421-4475 []

When the U. S. Senate decided to eliminate card checks from its proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), Corporate America breathed a sigh of relief. Now, unions will not be able to represent employees simply by getting them to sign cards expressing a desire to be represented by a union.

“This was a victory won by the concerted efforts of Corporate America and all those who believe in the democratic principle of secret ballot elections,” stated Stephen Cabot, one of the country’s foremost labor relations experts and strategists and Chairman of the Cabot Institute for Labor Relations.

“The bad news, however, is that a revised EFCA bill will call for a rapid time frame for new elections,” added Mr. Cabot. “Union elections would have to take place within a five to ten day period after 30% of workers had signed cards indicating that they want to be represented by a union. Current campaigns often run more than a month and often up to two months. In addition, the revised bill would require that union organizers be permitted on company property. As if that were not bad enough, the revised bill would also prevent management from requiring that workers attend pro-management educational sessions.

“Finally, the bill would contain a demand that employers, who fail to reach agreement on a contract with a new union, submit to binding arbitration. This, in effect, means that government agents will impose an agreement on management, one which may be one sided and financially unsound.”

Mr. Cabot informed his clients that the new bill, containing four anti-management measures, will be voted on in September, so it is essential that they continue their vigorous lobbying efforts to defeat those proposed measures.

“It is essential that Corporate America learns to deal effectively and proactively with the four negative provisions of the revised bill before unions come calling on workers,” warned Mr. Cabot. “If they don’t, they will have union problems that will go straight to their bottom lines.

The Cabot Institute for Labor Relations, Inc. is sought out by Corporate America for its numerous services, such as workplace surveys and advice and consultation in all areas related to labor relations. In addition The Cabot Institute provides management training in the areas of hiring practices, personnel management, conflict avoidance, and other matters related to labor/management relations.

In addition, its provides assistance with labor negotiations, strike planning, union avoidance, decertification, and EEO matters as well as all the day-to-day human resources (HR) and workplace issues common to most businesses. Its website is

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