Magazine March 23, 2009, Issue

Employee No Choice Act

United Auto Worker union member Douglas Elliot pickets outside the American Axle Manufacturing plant in Hamtramck, Mich., February 26, 2008. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)
The Democrats, the unions, and the workers they manipulate

There’s a good likelihood that sometime in the next few months we’ll see the most profound change in labor and employment law in more than 70 years: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

For union leaders and their political supporters, EFCA promises to dramatically swell the ranks of organized employees — by hundreds of thousands, if not millions — within just the first few years. The added billions in union dues would resuscitate labor’s clout and create a mammoth ATM for union-friendly politicians and interest groups.

Business leaders, on the other hand, see EFCA as clearing a path toward greater unionization of

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