The Employee Free Choice Act

April 2, 2009

Understanding the Act and Protecting your Business

The Employee Free Choice Act is proposed federal legislation that would greatly improve union chances of winning certification elections and would increase union membership throughout the country. Businesses have identified the EFCA as a serious threat and one that has a good chance of becoming law.

At this point, no one can predict whether the EFCA will pass as proposed, whether it will pass in an amended form, or whether it will pass at all. But, regardless, union organizing activity will likely increase in coming years due to the changed political environment, and employers need to be prepared.

I hope that you find the information in this booklet helpful, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Jonathan A. Keselenko 
Partner, Labor and Employment Department