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Welcome to SHRM’s “EFCA” Toolkit!
As you may know, the Employee Free Choice Act has been introduced in both the House of Representatives and Senate. SHRM believes that a federal government-supervised, private ballot election is the best way for employees to decide whether or not to be represented by a union. As currently drafted, EFCA would allow a union to bypass the election process after collecting signed authorization cards (“card check” recognition) from a majority of employees.
Now is the time for SHRM members to start your advocacy campaign in opposition to EFCA. As a member advocate, the items included in the toolkit have been designed to assist you in communicating your views about EFCA to your legislators, as well as opinion leaders in your community. Please feel free to use any or all components of the toolkit and don’t hesitate to include your personal perspective on how EFCA could impact your workplace if it were to become law.
Below are the key components of the SHRM advocacy strategy on EFCA. These items, as well as feedback we have received this year from nearly 15,000 HR professionals from across the country about who they know in Congress and what their public policy interests, will factor in to a multi-layered advocacy effort that we hope will contribute to the defeat of EFCA in the 111th Congress.
We encourage you to contact your members of Congress to express your HR voice on this important policy proposal.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact SHRM’s Member Advocacy Specialist, Recardo Gibson, at Recardo.Gibson@shrm.org
Key components of the EFCA Toolkit:
EFCA Presentation in PowerPoint or in PDF
How to Lobby Powerpoint or in PDF
H.R. 1409 - The House Employee Free Choice Act
S. 560 - The Senate Employee Free Choice Act
Employee Representation Alert
Sample Letter to the Editor
Myths vs. Facts of EFCA
Sample Advocacy EFCA Opposition Letter
To Write Your Member Congress Using HRVoice, click HERE
March Madness on “Card Check” Legislation
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