Tuesday, February 27, 2007

"Card-Check" Is the Small Elephant in the Bill

If you thought that the "card-check" provision in “The Employee Free Choice Act,” was the worst of it, you're wrong.

According to the EFCA, when a nonunion company is unionized through the card-check method, management and labor would only have 90 days to settle a contract. After that, the union could force the newly unionized company into government-supervised mediation.

In reality, negotiations for new contract terms almost always take longer than 90 or 120 days, especially when management and labor are negotiating for the first time.

So what happens if they don't reach agreement?

If union and management still have not reached an agreement in another 30 days, a government-appointed arbitrator would set the final binding contract terms.

Yup. The Feds decide wages, bennies, and conditions.

HT: Betsy's Page

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