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S. 560 - Employee Free Choice Act of 2009

Labor Unions, EFCA, Secret Ballot - Labor and employment. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Employee Free Choice Act of 2009

S. 560 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Labor Unions, EFCA, Secret Ballot
Summary
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during the organizing efforts, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Employee Free Choice Act of 2009
Sponsor
Edward Kennedy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government investigations
  • Labor-management relations
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/10/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/10/2009
3/10/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2966-2967)
3/10/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$311,700
$1,020,350
$549,948
$1,082,925
$1,925,839
$299,375
$422,400
$14,443,335
$414,550
$624,450
$459,300
$1,152,022
$454,500
$0
$0
$180,500
$930,594
$24,271,788
77% more
$87,380
$1,756,688
$2,182,616
$6,123,201
$1,838,320
$744,416
$33,150
$260,875
$8,752,594
$5,504,945
$761,666
$194,540
$1,205,282
$1,479,284
$496,400
$1,770,663
$205,649
$9,309,409
$211,629
$42,918,707
23 Organizations Supported and 21 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Employee Free Choice Act of 2009

23 organizations supported this bill

AFL-CIO
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (n.d.). Why does America need EFCA. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from America's Union Movement.
American Federation of Government Employees
American Federation of Government Employees (2009, March 10). AFGE News. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from AFGE.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees (2009, March 5). AFSCME Blog. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from AFSCME.
American Federation of Teachers
American Federation of Teachers (2009, March 10). AFT News. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from American Federation of Teachers.
American Postal Workers Union
American Postal Workers Union (2009, March 18). APWU Makes a Difference. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from American Postal Workers Union.
American Public Health Association
American Public Health Association (n.d.). American Public Health Association Newsletter. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from American Public Health Association.
American Rights at Work
American Rights at Work (n.d.). American Rights at Work EFCA website. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from American Rights at Work.
Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice
Catholics for Working Families (n.d.). Catholics for Working Families. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from Catholics for Working Families.
Catholics United
Catholics for Working Families (n.d.). Catholics for Working Families. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from Catholics for Working Families.
Communications Workers of America
Communication Workers of America (2009, January 1). CWA News. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Communication Workers of America.
Democratic National Committee
Democratic National Committee (n.d.). Pass the EFCA. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from The Democratic Party.
Economic Policy Institute
Economic Policy Institute (n.d.). Statement from America's leading economists. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from Economic Policy Institute.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Employee Free Choice Act AFL-CIO (n.d.). Employee Free Choice Act Now!. Retrieved March 20, 2009, from Employee Free Choice Act AFL-CIO.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Teamsters (n.d.). Teamsters Action Alert. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from Teamsters.
Jobs with Justice
Jobs with Justice (n.d.). Employee Free Choice Act. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from Jobs with Justice.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (n.d.). NAACP-Supported Employee Free Choice Act. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
National Association of Letter Carriers
National Association of Letter Carriers (2009, March 9). NALC Fact Sheet. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from National Association of Letter Carriers.
Pax Christi USA
Catholics United (n.d.). Catholics for Working Families. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from Catholics for Working Families.
Service Employees International Union
Kawana Lloyd (2009, March 10). Workers From Across Nation Lobby Congress to Get Economy Back on Track with Employee Free Choice Act. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from Service Employees International Union.
United Automobile Workers
United Auto Workers (n.d.). UAW members:Join the Million-Member Mobilization Campaign for the Employee Free Choice Act. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from United Auto Workers.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (n.d.). The Employee Free Choice Must Pass!. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.
United Mine Workers of America
United Mine Workers of America (2009, January 6). Employee Free Choice Act Facts. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from United Mine Workers of America.
United Steelworkers
Geenen, Jon (2009, March 13). It's about democracy and rights, not secret elections. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from United Steelworkers.

21 organizations opposed this bill

American Apparel & Footwear Association
American Apparel and Footwear Association (2009, October 12). Card Check Legislation Introduced in Both House (HR 1409) and Senate (S 560) . Retrieved October 12, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
American Frozen Food Institute
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
American Health Care Association
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
American Hospital Association
(2009, March 10). American Hospital Association Press Release. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from .
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
American Meat Institute
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
Americans for Tax Reform
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
Associated Builders & Contractors
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
Citigroup
Sam Stein (2009, March 12). Citigroup Enters Union Fray With Anti-EFCA Call. Huffington Post. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/12/citigroup-enters-union-fr_n_174106.html.
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (n.d.). Employee Forced Choice Act. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
Eagle Forum
Eagle Forum (n.d.). EAGLE FORUM STRONGLY OPPOSES —. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from Eagle Forum.
Heritage Foundation
James Sherk and Paul Kersey & (2009, March 4). How the Employee Free Choice Act Takes Away Workers' Rights. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from The Heritage Foundation Leadership for America.
Home Depot
Lloyd, Mary Ellen (2009, March 12). Home Depot. CNN. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200903121523DOWJONESDJONLINE001007_FORTUNE5.htm.
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Manufacturers (n.d.). NAM Press Release. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from National Association of Manufacturers.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
National Grocers Association
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
National Mining Association
National Mining Association (2009, March 13). NMA Mining Week. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from National Mining Association.
National Petrochemical & Refiners Association
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
Real Estate Roundtable
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (2009, January 7). Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Letter to Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, February 11). Chambers of Commerce in Right-to-Work States. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$186,140$101,550
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$22,350$479,660
John BarrassoRWY$12,000$177,050
Max BaucusDMT$304,550$843,310
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$40,202$339,751
Mark BegichDAK$433,240$91,225
Michael BennetDCO$365,931$477,487
Bob BennettRUT$12,000$310,600
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$146,000$158,004
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$56,700
Barbara BoxerDCA$949,731$372,011
Sherrod BrownDOH$532,446$375,441
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$18,100
Jim BunningRKY$300$76,699
Richard BurrRNC$1,750$788,507
Roland BurrisDIL$15,000$1,750
Robert ByrdDWV$361,375$96,200
Maria CantwellDWA$147,202$249,805
Ben CardinDMD$341,342$468,125
Tom CarperDDE$177,600$361,079
Bob CaseyDPA$703,456$497,456
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$14,750$1,515,641
Tom CoburnROK$0$338,997
William Thad CochranRMS$10,500$124,100
Susan CollinsRME$82,050$605,367
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$219,900$347,780
Bob CorkerRTN$17,650$1,003,448
John CornynRTX$27,075$1,601,923
Mike CrapoRID$14,200$355,346
Jim DeMintRSC$5,250$708,895
Chris DoddDCT$128,200$500,146
Byron DorganDND$65,600$176,050
Dick DurbinDIL$409,900$563,625
John EnsignRNV$9,000$399,323
Mike EnziRWY$11,000$212,350
Russ FeingoldDWI$537,062$181,940
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$269,384$368,356
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$837,807$744,256
Lindsey GrahamRSC$23,900$429,574
Chuck GrassleyRIA$29,400$454,687
Judd GreggRNH$1,000$24,250
Kay HaganDNC$1,942,528$193,858
Tom HarkinDIA$265,630$345,451
Orrin HatchRUT$26,400$509,316
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$20,600$690,710
Jim InhofeROK$6,900$434,225
Dan InouyeDHI$86,150$214,555
Johnny IsaksonRGA$10,250$696,939
Mike JohannsRNE$10,500$428,571
Tim JohnsonDSD$467,267$314,394
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$348,764$246,212
John KerryDMA$427,440$387,130
Amy KlobucharDMN$399,159$331,985
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$15,900$1,225,562
Mary LandrieuDLA$366,166$525,424
Frank LautenbergDNJ$467,025$425,650
Patrick LeahyDVT$191,575$73,500
Carl LevinDMI$337,368$257,979
Joe LiebermanICT$309,856$881,675
Blanche LincolnDAR$108,566$804,643
Dick LugarRIN$31,750$190,895
Mel MartinezRFL$3,300$318,425
John McCainRAZ$16,050$551,830
Claire McCaskillDMO$545,368$254,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$53,000$1,944,617
Bob MenéndezDNJ$489,470$654,253
Jeff MerkleyDOR$676,562$131,025
Barbara MikulskiDMD$167,950$268,282
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,350$229,380
Patty MurrayDWA$423,423$302,326
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$184,100$546,687
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$460,876$567,483
Mark PryorDAR$145,350$314,289
John "Jack" ReedDRI$153,900$293,049
Harry ReidDNV$452,020$1,023,977
Jim RischRID$6,050$352,425
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$6,000$645,289
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$219,300$273,750
Bernie SandersIVT$558,069$12,439
Chuck SchumerDNY$270,778$1,059,585
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$359,555
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$674,355$196,398
Richard ShelbyRAL$12,200$477,450
Olympia SnoweRME$70,450$311,883
Arlen SpecterDPA$150,820$739,676
Debbie StabenowDMI$415,081$541,929
Jon TesterDMT$494,730$151,450
John ThuneRSD$4,400$880,277
Mark UdallDCO$843,944$359,646
Tom UdallDNM$783,964$182,971
David VitterRLA$1,200$679,978
George VoinovichROH$14,200$259,925
Mark WarnerDVA$1,413,351$597,993
Jim WebbDVA$769,126$103,300
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$316,436$132,574
Roger WickerRMS$14,050$574,849
Ron WydenDOR$106,950$450,004

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$186,140$101,550
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$22,350$479,660
John BarrassoRWY$12,000$177,050
Max BaucusDMT$304,550$843,310
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$40,202$339,751
Mark BegichDAK$433,240$91,225
Michael BennetDCO$365,931$477,487
Bob BennettRUT$12,000$310,600
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$146,000$158,004
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$56,700
Barbara BoxerDCA$949,731$372,011
Sherrod BrownDOH$532,446$375,441
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$18,100
Jim BunningRKY$300$76,699
Richard BurrRNC$1,750$788,507
Roland BurrisDIL$15,000$1,750
Robert ByrdDWV$361,375$96,200
Maria CantwellDWA$147,202$249,805
Ben CardinDMD$341,342$468,125
Tom CarperDDE$177,600$361,079
Bob CaseyDPA$703,456$497,456
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$14,750$1,515,641
Tom CoburnROK$0$338,997
William Thad CochranRMS$10,500$124,100
Susan CollinsRME$82,050$605,367
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$219,900$347,780
Bob CorkerRTN$17,650$1,003,448
John CornynRTX$27,075$1,601,923
Mike CrapoRID$14,200$355,346
Jim DeMintRSC$5,250$708,895
Chris DoddDCT$128,200$500,146
Byron DorganDND$65,600$176,050
Dick DurbinDIL$409,900$563,625
John EnsignRNV$9,000$399,323
Mike EnziRWY$11,000$212,350
Russ FeingoldDWI$537,062$181,940
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$269,384$368,356
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$837,807$744,256
Lindsey GrahamRSC$23,900$429,574
Chuck GrassleyRIA$29,400$454,687
Judd GreggRNH$1,000$24,250
Kay HaganDNC$1,942,528$193,858
Tom HarkinDIA$265,630$345,451
Orrin HatchRUT$26,400$509,316
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$20,600$690,710
Jim InhofeROK$6,900$434,225
Dan InouyeDHI$86,150$214,555
Johnny IsaksonRGA$10,250$696,939
Mike JohannsRNE$10,500$428,571
Tim JohnsonDSD$467,267$314,394
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$348,764$246,212
John KerryDMA$427,440$387,130
Amy KlobucharDMN$399,159$331,985
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$15,900$1,225,562
Mary LandrieuDLA$366,166$525,424
Frank LautenbergDNJ$467,025$425,650
Patrick LeahyDVT$191,575$73,500
Carl LevinDMI$337,368$257,979
Joe LiebermanICT$309,856$881,675
Blanche LincolnDAR$108,566$804,643
Dick LugarRIN$31,750$190,895
Mel MartinezRFL$3,300$318,425
John McCainRAZ$16,050$551,830
Claire McCaskillDMO$545,368$254,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$53,000$1,944,617
Bob MenéndezDNJ$489,470$654,253
Jeff MerkleyDOR$676,562$131,025
Barbara MikulskiDMD$167,950$268,282
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,350$229,380
Patty MurrayDWA$423,423$302,326
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$184,100$546,687
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$460,876$567,483
Mark PryorDAR$145,350$314,289
John "Jack" ReedDRI$153,900$293,049
Harry ReidDNV$452,020$1,023,977
Jim RischRID$6,050$352,425
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$6,000$645,289
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$219,300$273,750
Bernie SandersIVT$558,069$12,439
Chuck SchumerDNY$270,778$1,059,585
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$359,555
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$674,355$196,398
Richard ShelbyRAL$12,200$477,450
Olympia SnoweRME$70,450$311,883
Arlen SpecterDPA$150,820$739,676
Debbie StabenowDMI$415,081$541,929
Jon TesterDMT$494,730$151,450
John ThuneRSD$4,400$880,277
Mark UdallDCO$843,944$359,646
Tom UdallDNM$783,964$182,971
David VitterRLA$1,200$679,978
George VoinovichROH$14,200$259,925
Mark WarnerDVA$1,413,351$597,993
Jim WebbDVA$769,126$103,300
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$316,436$132,574
Roger WickerRMS$14,050$574,849
Ron WydenDOR$106,950$450,004

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$14,443,335
US Postal Service unions & associations$1,925,839
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,152,022
Teachers unions$1,082,925
Federal employees unions$1,020,350
Manufacturing unions$930,594
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$624,450
State & local govt employee unions$549,948
Teamsters union$459,300
Commercial service unions$454,500
Communications & hi-tech unions$422,400
Health & welfare policy$414,550
Labor Unions$311,700
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$299,375
Mining unions$180,500
Automotive unions$0
Other commercial unions$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Real Estate developers & subdividers$9,309,409
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$8,752,594
Hospitals$6,123,201
Republican/Conservative$5,504,945
Nursing homes$2,182,616
Hotels & motels$1,838,320
Oil & Gas$1,770,663
Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,756,688
Food stores$1,479,284
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,205,282
Hardware & building materials stores$761,666
Meat processing & products$744,416
Mining$496,400
Builders associations$260,875
Chambers of commerce$211,629
Other construction-related products$205,649
Manufacturing$194,540
Personal products manufacturing$87,380
Fiscal & tax policy$33,150
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