The “Employee Free Choice Act” (EFCA) (HR.800/S.1041) is due for a Senate vote any day now. This legislation provides for automatic recognition of a union when a majority of workers have signed union cards, replacing the existing broken and employer-corrupted “election” process. The bill also provides real penalties for bosses who break the law and fire or harass workers trying to join a union, as well as facilitating the negotiation of first union contracts on a rapid basis.
To view a list of Senate co-sponsors of the EFCA, visit;
If you live in Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Virginia, dial: 1-800-774-8941. This is a toll free call. Follow the instructions to be connected to your Senator. Leave a message demanding that the lawmaker vote YES on the EFCA (S.1041) when it comes up for a vote. For Senators from all other states please call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your lawmaker.
Don’t know who your two Senators are? Go to Project Vote Smart www.vote-smart.org to find out. Or call them toll free at (888)868-3762. Let’s get going and make sure the EFCA passes!