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Support the Employee Free Choice Act

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is critical Federal legislation that would help protect the rights of workers in the U.S. to organize and form unions. The law would give more workers a way to form unions and negotiate for better wages, health care and working conditions.* Organizations supporting this proposed legislation range from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to Americans for Democratic Action.

The Jewish Labor Committee has joined in a multi-organizational effort to secure one million signatures in support of EFCA – and you are invited to join us!
You are invited to sign our petition, that will be presented to the new President and Congress, by clicking here.

*The EFCA, when passed, would amend the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, by requiring employees to recognize a union when a majority of workers sign cards authorizing union representation [so-called card-check]. When passed, EFCA would also strengthen penalties for companies that coerce or intimidate their employees and establish binding arbitration mechanisms when employers and workers are unable to agree on a first contract.

Here are a few additional online resources from

> Confronting Structural Poverty: The Employee Free Choice Act of 2007
> Jewish Values and Labor Rights

> The Employee Free Choice Act
> Freedom to Join a Union

Change to Win
> Employee Free Choice Act – Latest News
> Freedom to Join Together in Unions

American Rights At Work
> The Employee Free Choice Act
> EFCA: Latest News