Hello and welcome to the EFCA & Labor Law Reform Blog!
Our firm, Jackson Lewis LLP, has represented management for more than 51 years in virtually every type of labor law matter… at the Labor Board, across the table from a union negotiator, and in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Recently, we have seen an incredible uptick in discussions related to labor law reform. To be sure, some proposed reforms, such as the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 1409/S. 560), represent what only could be characterized as the most radical and drastic changes to federal labor law since the Taft-Hartley Act.
Not long ago, President Barack Obama met with the leaders of a dozen of the nation’s largest unions for about 45 minutes in the White House. Rumor has it that Andy Stern of the SEIU meets with the President weekly. Many Senators and members of the House have been elected with the help of labor, and these elected officials generally support and lobby for pro-labor legislation. Perhaps most importantly, President Obama, who has repeatedly voiced his support for EFCA, is on the side of organized labor. The President has nominated to the Labor Board two pro-labor attorneys, one of whom has written extensively about expanding the rights of unions even under the current statute.
Many people wonder how EFCA and other proposed reforms could affect their businesses. Our clients and friends not only ask for updates on proposed labor law reform bills and advice on how to prepare for such potential changes, but also to discuss their thoughts about such changes. They want facts and honest analysis. We wanted to respond to their needs.
We have decided to create the EFCA & Labor Law Reform Blog as a forum for individuals to access critical information, such as updates on EFCA and other forms of labor law reform to share their thoughts, and to discuss these issues more fully. We are happy to have you visit here and hope you will find this site informative and stimulating.
We look forward to reading your comments!