The pending Bill in Congress, the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will prove what Congress is made of in the next session. It should prove which side your representative is on -- the side of the CEOs, or the side of the Workers:
See Saw - National Ad for the Employee Free Choice Act
Will you be watching "which side" your Rep's Vote, tips the scales to?
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) promises be the next battle in the Talking Point Wars. This will be the Reagan Republicans' "last stand" if you will. They will fight tooth and nail, to prevent the People from bringing Democracy to that "last bastion of serfdom" -- from bringing Democracy to the Workplace.
* Helps America’s working families improve their standard of living. Workers in unions earn 30 percent higher wages and are 59 percent more likely to have employer-provided health insurance.
* Fixes a broken system that gives corporations far too much power. When workers try and organize unions, they are often harassed and intimidated; 25 percent of companies unlawfully fire pro-union workers.
* Restores fairness and the promise of the American Dream, with a robust middle class, economic growth, and shared prosperity.
SO Why is Big Business against the EFCA? Could it be they really care about your rights to privacy? (Or could they have some other reasons in mind?)
The Boardroom - National Ad for the Employee Free Choice Act
Welcome to Your New Job
Our new "Intrepid Leaders" are apparently in favor the Employee Free Choice Act, and what it stands for. But will they stand up and Fight for it Now? -- now that they have gotten all those Union Votes, safely tucked away:
Sen. Biden on the Employee Free Choice Act (about June 2007)
Obama supports the Employee Free Choice Act (about June 2008)
FOX News is continue to repeat the "false claims" about EFCA,
repeatedly dubbing it "union card check." Wallace also continued to push the false notion that Employee Free Choice would do away with secret ballots.
... BUT ...
the Employee Free Choice will NOT deny anyone the right to a secret ballot; all the act does is give workers the alternative of forming a union by signing union cards. I repeat, Employee Free Choice means just what its name implies: workers can either hold a secret ballot election OR form a union if a majority of employees sign up for one.
Source: Why It's So Harmful When FOX Echoes the GOP on Employee Free Choice
Reclaiming the frame on this legislative issue.
Posted by ZP Heller, Brave New Films - Jan 5, 2009.
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will be the next battle in the Talking Point Wars. And you can be sure Big Business will pull out all the stops, with Slick Ads, that will make you think Union Organizing is akin to joining the Mafia, as they imply in these ominous warnings:
Employee Free Choice Act - Politicians and Principles
EFCA Means Intimidation
The Opposition has their emotional Talking Points in place:
A No Vote means: Freedom, democracy, privacy, no intimidation --
All the while, enabling Employers to remain the only ones empowered, to do the REAL intimidating:
The Employee Free Choice Act would allow workers to form a union through "majority sign-up." If workers know they want a union, we should have laws that let them have it. The Employee Free Choice Act would require an employer to recognize its employees’ union when a majority has signed union authorization cards. Under current law, management can refuse to recognize a union even when 100 percent of employees have signed authorization cards. After a majority of workers have signed cards, an employer can still call for a separate election. Under the current system, then, the employer gets to decide whether a separate election is necessary. The Employee Free Choice Act would give this choice to the workers.
It may be time get up to speed on the EFCA,
and time to learn to Re-Frame this Issue on our terms--
before we get Framed by it, and the counter-campaign,
with all the Deep-pocket moneyed-interests behind it.
The Frame that Matters:
The Employee Free Choice Act, will put the Power where it Belongs, with the People!
It's No wonder CEOs are SO afraid, of that message, getting out ...
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