Would the Employee Free Choice Act Effectively Protect the Right to Unionize?

Source: Bruce Nissen, Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 34 no. 1, March 2009
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From the abstract:
This article examines in detail union busting in a nursing home facility in Florida and asks whether the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would have protected workers’ freedom to choose if it had been in effect at the time. It systematically applies EFCA’s provisions to the events of the case and concludes that EFCA would have been helpful to the workers. However, EFCA would not have erased all obstacles to free employee choice, especially for low-wage workers like these. It also reveals that one of the least known features of EFCA would have been most crucial in this case.

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