July 2 2009
The Employee Freedom Action Committee has it right in their new million-dollar ad campaign in Nebraska against the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). These ads are scheduled to move beyond Nebraska next week.
"The ad campaign is designed to urge Nebraskans to tell Ben Nelson to oppose closing debate on the Employee ‘Forced' Choice Act," said Rick Berman, Executive Director of EFAC. "This bill will take control out of the hands of employees in the workplace and allow outside parties to have tremendous control over private businesses through binding arbitration."
The next move for this legislation will probably involve a compromise in the Senate from Democrats who will take the binding arbitration provision out of the bill. Even with this change, though, EFCA still poses a serious threat to the rights of workers everywhere.