Employee Free Choice Act
Print & Media Reports:
Explanation of votes:
Congressman Kuhl is the ONLY congressman to have sponsored the Employee Free Choice Act who then removed his sponsorship (post-2006 election), and voted against the EFCA. Hear his own comments by following this link:
*Please note, the EFCA DOES NOT prevent "secret ballot" NLRB elections. If 1/3 of the employees ask for one, the NLRB election will take place. Do you think Congressman Kuhl has read the legislation, or simply his talking points memo on this legislation (Extra points awarded to those who explain the relevance of his Communist reference)?
Congressman Walsh, though voting for the Employee Free Choice Act, appears to have appeased Big Business to the dismay of working families. The EFCA was presented to the House floor for debate and a vote. At this point, Congressman Walsh voted in favor of a Motion to Recommit which requested his colleagues to add language to the EFCA. This language would have forced unions, not employers, to prove the US residency and/or legal work status of each worker when conducting organizing efforts. When this vote failed, Congressman Walsh then decided to support the EFCA.