The Employee Free Choice Act

Source: Political Economy Research Institute, April 2009

High unemployment rates, rising wage inequality and declining living standards for working families all result, in part, from dramatic losses in bargaining power for workers over recent decades. The Employee Free Choice Act, which will protect and expand workers’ rights to form unions and bargain collectively, is a potentially powerful tool to reverse this trend, and faces likely legislative action in the coming months. With this in mind, PERI has added an EFCA resources page to our website, where we will post research, media coverage, and other useful information.

The PERI Employee Free Choice Act Resource page also hosts a statement of support for the act by economists and other social scientists. Hundreds of scholars have already signed on to show their support for this critical legislative item.

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