A group of labor lawyers, labor relations specialists and public relations professionals will discuss on a March 4 Webcast proposed legislation that could impact business and employees.
Regarded as organized labor’s top legislative priority for 2009, the “Employee Free Choice Act” is expected to make its way back through Congress this year. The Webcast runs from noon to 1 p.m.
If passed, President Obama pledges to sign the bill into law, paving the way for:
— Increased unionization of businesses without employee secret ballots, thereby stripping workers of their “free choice.”
— Government-imposed “fast-track” union contracts.
— Punitive damages and penalties for companies, but not unions.