EFCO's Illegal Four Committees That Went Astray
The "Illegal Four," as described by the TEAM Coalition, were:
- The Employer Policy Review Committee:
- Safety Committee:
- Employee Suggestion Screening Committee:
- Employee Benefit Committee:
Designed to help review and establish a broad range of company policies. Issues considered by the committee included implementation of a no-smoking policy, leave policies, dress codes, four-day workweeks, overtime, holidays, vacations and time clocks
Created to set safety policies for the plant and look into ways to enforce them through employee involvement
Set up to review employee suggestions, which, if deemed valid, were referred to other groups for consideration, and lead to financial rewards
Formed to solicit ideas from employees about EFCO's employee benefits plans, contact other employees for ideas, and make recommendations to management. The chairman served as a contact with management, but didn't actually bargain over the committee's recommendations.
All four committees met on the company's premises on paid time with at least one member of management sitting in on the committee meetings.
SOURCE: Labor Policy Association, based in Washington, D.C.
Personnel Journal, February 1996, Vol. 75, No. 2, pp. 85-87.