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Preparing for the Employee Free Choice Act

July 14, 2009
12:00 PM IDLW

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) legislation, which proposes to eliminate secret ballot elections in union organizing efforts, will have far reaching ramifications. Employee unions presently enjoy a 66 percent win-rate in NLRB elections and it is expected that the Act will sharply increase the success of employee organizing attempts.

On July 14, 2009 Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP held a complimentary webinar designed to help employers understand the impact that EFCA will have on unionization throughout the US and on their business. The following topics were addressed:

  • The political landscape surrounding EFCA and its current status
  • What management needs to know about union organizing: do’s and don’ts
  • How the EFCA would change the law
  • What the “card check” is and how it will work
  • What the mediation/arbitration requirements are
  • What the penalties are for unfair labor practices
  • How employers can prepare


Barbara A. Lee, counsel in our Madison, NJ office, and Marc L. Zaken, a partner in our Stamford office, were the speakers for this event.

A recording of the full program can be found at the link below.


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