Well, not quite, but Personnel Concepts–the labor law poster pioneers–has added a white papers section to its home page, and one of the featured papers looks at labor law changes coming under Barack Obama.
Prominent among the anticipated pieces of legislation is something called the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has christened “Armageddon”–the end of free enterprise in America.
EFCA, also derisively called “card check” because it enables employees to unionize simply by signing unionization cards and shunning any secret ballots, looked to be a shoe-in at the start of the Obama administration, but recently speculation has surfaced that some previous supporters are having second thoughts.
The bill is reportedly going to be introduced in the House of Representatives today. Passage in the House, which is wildly stacked in favor of the Democrats, is almost a sure thing, but the Senate–with its 60-vote cloture rule–is more iffy, and that’s where the reported defections have taken place.
We’ll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, I’m sure Personnel Concepts will keep us posted.