July 14, 2009
Update: Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA")
Will We Have "EFCA Lite" or More Legislative Limbo?

There still are not enough votes in the United States Senate to pass EFCA as originally proposed which means card check authorization, increased penalties for employers under the National Labor Relations Act, and interest arbitration of first-time collective bargaining agreements. While the seating this month of Al Franken (D-MN) -- who already has announced that he will be one of the co-sponsors of the EFCA bill - means that Democrats now have 60 senators and thus theoretically a filibuster-proof majority; EFCA’s fate is still undecided.