Employee Free Choice Act Passes the House

March 2, 2007: The House of Representatives voted by a margin of 241–185 to pass the Employee Free Choice Act H.R. 800, which would level the playing field when workers seek to organize a union.

Thirteen Republicans joined 228 Democrats in voting for the bill. Two Democrats and 183 Republicans voted against the bill.

Contact your U.S. Senators today to urge them to vote for the Senate version of the bill sponsored by Ted Kennedy.

The Employee Free Choice Act would give workers greater freedom to join a union by:

  • Establishing stronger penalties for violations of employee rights when workers seek to form a union and during first-contract negotiations,
  • Providing mediation and arbitration for first-contract disputes, and
  • Allowing employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representation.

President Bush has vowed to veto the legislation. It’s unclear whether the bill will reach his desk: supporters of the legislation will need 60 votes to overcome a likely Republican-led filibuster.

Click here to see how your representatives voted.
Click here to take action to urge your Senators to vote for workers’ rights to organize.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Tentative Agreement at YRCW

The International Union announced a tentative agreement at YRCW. The contract is extended through May 31 while supplemental issues are resolved and a ratification vote is held.

Hoffa Backs Down From Imposing More UPS Deals

Package Division Director Denis Taylor asked Hoffa to impose the UPS Western Pennsylvania Supplement and Metro Detroit Riders, but angry opposition has put the brakes on that plan. Hoffa has directed Taylor to return to the bargaining table instead.

View More News Posts