Source: Michael Payne, Dissent, Spring 2009
One of the most important solutions to the current economic crisis is a bill that, outside the labor movement and anti-labor business lobbies, almost no one has heard of: the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for American workers to form unions. The EFCA would not increase public spending by a cent or add a single bureaucrat to the federal government. It would not impose new regulations on business, nor would it dictate anything about the wages and benefits employers pay their workers. Yet it just might be the key to restoring the ability of American workers to attain a modest, middle-class lifestyle.