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    Please provide assistance on the employee free choice act. What is the employee free choice act? Summarize the overall point in detail. What are its strengths and weaknesses? How will it help or hurt companies? What is your opinion of the act as far as how it will affect the workplace and work force? (facts to back it up if possible) Please be as detailed as possible and cite all sources.

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    The Employee Free Choice Act

    Introduced into both chambers of Congress on March 10, 2009, The Employee Free Choice Act was intended to amend the National Labor Relations Act (Service Employee International Union, 2014). The purpose of the act is to give employees a voice, allowing them to bargain for higher wages and better healthcare options. It is anticipated to make it easier for employees to choose to join together to form a union, without fear of retaliation from the corporation (Service Employee International Union, 2014).

    A Summary of the Act

    First, the act would allow a union to gain certification to bargain with an employer if union officials collect signatures from a majority of workers (110th Congress, 2007). This in effect would allow the majority of a workforce to make decisions concerning union activity in the workplace without fear of retribution from corporate officials. Thus, the bill would protect workers from being targeted and dismissed for exercising their right to organize.

    Secondly, both employer and union would be required to enter into a binding arbitration to produce a collective agreement within a period of at least 120 days after union recognition (110th Congress, 2007). This in essence discourages delay and allows organizers and employers to negotiate their interests in a direct and timely manner. The idea is to keep the process moving forward so that both parties can maintain productivity and security.

    Thirdly, the bill revises enforcement requirements in consideration of unfair labor practices during union organizing drives (110th Congress, 2007). That is to say, penalties may be enforced on employers who unfairly discriminate against workers for their involvement in unionization. This applies whether the union is voted in or not, and provides for civil suits based on preliminary investigations of such practices.
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    This 1150 word solution provides 4 references to tie all of its concepts together. The solution covers The Employee Free Choice Act, and describes how it amends the National Labor Relations Act. It covers both good and bad points of the act and provides an analysis of its provisions.