An Employee Free Choice Act

 The right to unite.

The rise in union membership that took place during the first half of the 20th century stimulated and accompanied the rise of the middle class in the United States during that same period. Over the past 40 years, the decline of the middle class and the decline in union membership have also moved in tandem.

We believe that the government needs to counter the power of multi-national corporations and act to protect the incomes, jobs, and working conditions of American workers by making it easy and simple to join or form a labor union. The best way to do that is through an “Employee Free Choice Act.” Such legislation has been introduced in previous sessions of Congress, but has not yet been introduced in the current session.

This legislation insures that workers can join a union by simply signing a membership card. When a majority of the workers in a workplace or industry have signed membership cards, the union involved is recognized as the collective bargaining agent for workers in that workplace or industry.

We call upon members of Congress to re-introduce an Employee Free Choice Act and on candidates for Congress to promise to support such an act.