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Articles by Mark Schoeff Jr.

Is the Employee Free Choice Act Dead

July 7, 2009
Although Senate Democrats have reached the filibuster-proof figure of 60, some in the ranks are opposed to the Employee Free Choice Act, and there may not be 60 votes for it. Some say a key provision—union approval without a secret ballot—will be negotiated out of the bill in favor of other approaches.
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Employee Free Choice Act Card-Checked Companies Won't Talk

July 7, 2009
Organizations including AT&T, Verizon and Kaiser Permanente have used the card-check process to let their employees join unions, but they won’t discuss it. Advocates of the Employee Free Choice Act say that big companies that use card check are staying out of the debate because of bullying by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is leading the charge against the bill. The chamber denies that.
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SHRM Looks to Turn Crisis Into Opportunity

June 19, 2009
An economic crisis is creating an opportunity for the Society for Human Resource Management. As companies slash payrolls and tighten their belts in other ways that squeeze employees, the association is trying to make itself indispensable to HR professionals.
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