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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…

$332,300
$1,018,400
$580,898
$1,135,425
$1,965,929
$341,510
$400,650
$5,121,726
$351,847
$623,950
$478,900
$1,063,718
$473,850
$324,950
$0
$185,000
$973,595
$15,372,648
194% more
$109,130
$1,867,997
$2,403,837
$6,617,403
$1,921,617
$777,216
$51,800
$265,875
$9,745,354
$3,063,761
$815,099
$297,589
$1,327,682
$1,598,682
$503,450
$1,555,561
$250,349
$11,836,419
$222,314
$45,231,135
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.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
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.
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 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.
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.
North 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.
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$192,140$114,750
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,800$472,627
John BarrassoRWY$12,000$172,900
Max BaucusDMT$163,400$863,529
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$50,702$401,251
Mark BegichDAK$254,209$126,851
Michael F. BennetDCO$302,317$540,837
Bob BennettRUT$13,000$350,622
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$117,500$184,067
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$74,200
Barbara BoxerDCA$581,911$432,651
Sherrod BrownDOH$404,275$417,838
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$9,000
Jim BunningRKY$300$98,425
Richard BurrRNC$1,750$855,651
Roland BurrisDIL$15,000$1,250
Robert ByrdDWV$325,895$125,550
Maria CantwellDWA$69,008$314,270
Ben CardinDMD$294,424$579,075
Tom CarperDDE$118,000$347,829
Bob CaseyDPA$502,467$604,858
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$18,350$1,435,966
Tom CoburnROK$-250$305,847
William Thad CochranRMS$14,000$126,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$78,750$584,383
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$170,950$378,030
Bob CorkerRTN$28,150$1,084,095
John CornynRTX$18,375$1,328,191
Mike CrapoRID$5,000$361,896
Jim DeMintRSC$5,250$645,390
Chris DoddDCT$204,800$620,396
Byron DorganDND$118,600$218,900
Dick DurbinDIL$257,125$627,550
John EnsignRNV$9,000$376,933
Mike EnziRWY$9,000$217,800
Russ FeingoldDWI$506,549$208,790
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$177,547$469,177
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$704,571$803,056
Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,500$465,595
Chuck GrassleyRIA$24,800$433,287
Judd GreggRNH$1,000$24,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$364,521$253,974
Tom HarkinDIA$223,630$385,765
Orrin G. HatchRUT$24,400$517,050
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$18,600$632,014
Jim InhofeROK$10,000$378,400
Dan InouyeDHI$74,900$252,255
Johnny IsaksonRGA$10,450$743,489
Mike JohannsRNE$9,500$406,871
Tim JohnsonDSD$236,208$352,447
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$235,575$301,262
John F. KerryDMA$148,304$324,870
Amy KlobucharDMN$313,803$415,392
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$14,600$1,315,577
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$252,480$549,934
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$135,650$515,550
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$169,050$80,700
Carl LevinDMI$237,174$307,554
Joe LiebermanICT$204,456$1,062,225
Blanche LincolnDAR$98,966$830,128
Dick LugarRIN$28,500$240,445
Mel MartinezRFL$3,600$260,225
John McCainRAZ$15,750$522,075
Claire McCaskillDMO$369,826$337,233
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$46,350$1,742,767
Bob MenéndezDNJ$325,570$824,903
Jeff MerkleyDOR$401,383$166,241
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$179,200$275,682
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$28,850$234,230
Patty MurrayDWA$364,794$335,545
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$138,750$589,387
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$278,274$741,643
Mark L. PryorDAR$116,400$325,739
John "Jack" ReedDRI$92,300$295,771
Harry ReidDNV$377,727$1,069,493
Jim RischRID$7,050$315,622
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$6,250$621,739
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$201,500$306,350
Bernie SandersIVT$394,794$33,723
Chuck SchumerDNY$232,928$1,107,985
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$371,505
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$396,061$238,498
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$10,800$464,250
Olympia J. SnoweRME$69,000$324,953
Arlen SpecterDPA$212,620$790,374
Debbie StabenowDMI$291,685$616,975
Jon TesterDMT$287,922$173,570
John ThuneRSD$1,000$807,822
Mark UdallDCO$580,905$423,152
Tom UdallDNM$437,209$216,871
David VitterRLA$1,650$707,204
George VoinovichROH$16,450$239,045
Mark R. WarnerDVA$293,968$673,053
Jim WebbDVA$247,418$152,300
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$196,154$177,656
Roger F. WickerRMS$22,950$548,549
Ron WydenDOR$101,050$529,540

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$192,140$114,750
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,800$472,627
John BarrassoRWY$12,000$172,900
Max BaucusDMT$163,400$863,529
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$50,702$401,251
Mark BegichDAK$254,209$126,851
Michael F. BennetDCO$302,317$540,837
Bob BennettRUT$13,000$350,622
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$117,500$184,067
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$74,200
Barbara BoxerDCA$581,911$432,651
Sherrod BrownDOH$404,275$417,838
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$9,000
Jim BunningRKY$300$98,425
Richard BurrRNC$1,750$855,651
Roland BurrisDIL$15,000$1,250
Robert ByrdDWV$325,895$125,550
Maria CantwellDWA$69,008$314,270
Ben CardinDMD$294,424$579,075
Tom CarperDDE$118,000$347,829
Bob CaseyDPA$502,467$604,858
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$18,350$1,435,966
Tom CoburnROK$-250$305,847
William Thad CochranRMS$14,000$126,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$78,750$584,383
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$170,950$378,030
Bob CorkerRTN$28,150$1,084,095
John CornynRTX$18,375$1,328,191
Mike CrapoRID$5,000$361,896
Jim DeMintRSC$5,250$645,390
Chris DoddDCT$204,800$620,396
Byron DorganDND$118,600$218,900
Dick DurbinDIL$257,125$627,550
John EnsignRNV$9,000$376,933
Mike EnziRWY$9,000$217,800
Russ FeingoldDWI$506,549$208,790
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$177,547$469,177
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$704,571$803,056
Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,500$465,595
Chuck GrassleyRIA$24,800$433,287
Judd GreggRNH$1,000$24,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$364,521$253,974
Tom HarkinDIA$223,630$385,765
Orrin G. HatchRUT$24,400$517,050
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$18,600$632,014
Jim InhofeROK$10,000$378,400
Dan InouyeDHI$74,900$252,255
Johnny IsaksonRGA$10,450$743,489
Mike JohannsRNE$9,500$406,871
Tim JohnsonDSD$236,208$352,447
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$235,575$301,262
John F. KerryDMA$148,304$324,870
Amy KlobucharDMN$313,803$415,392
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$14,600$1,315,577
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$252,480$549,934
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$135,650$515,550
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$169,050$80,700
Carl LevinDMI$237,174$307,554
Joe LiebermanICT$204,456$1,062,225
Blanche LincolnDAR$98,966$830,128
Dick LugarRIN$28,500$240,445
Mel MartinezRFL$3,600$260,225
John McCainRAZ$15,750$522,075
Claire McCaskillDMO$369,826$337,233
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$46,350$1,742,767
Bob MenéndezDNJ$325,570$824,903
Jeff MerkleyDOR$401,383$166,241
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$179,200$275,682
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$28,850$234,230
Patty MurrayDWA$364,794$335,545
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$138,750$589,387
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$278,274$741,643
Mark L. PryorDAR$116,400$325,739
John "Jack" ReedDRI$92,300$295,771
Harry ReidDNV$377,727$1,069,493
Jim RischRID$7,050$315,622
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$6,250$621,739
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$201,500$306,350
Bernie SandersIVT$394,794$33,723
Chuck SchumerDNY$232,928$1,107,985
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$371,505
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$396,061$238,498
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$10,800$464,250
Olympia J. SnoweRME$69,000$324,953
Arlen SpecterDPA$212,620$790,374
Debbie StabenowDMI$291,685$616,975
Jon TesterDMT$287,922$173,570
John ThuneRSD$1,000$807,822
Mark UdallDCO$580,905$423,152
Tom UdallDNM$437,209$216,871
David VitterRLA$1,650$707,204
George VoinovichROH$16,450$239,045
Mark R. WarnerDVA$293,968$673,053
Jim WebbDVA$247,418$152,300
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$196,154$177,656
Roger F. WickerRMS$22,950$548,549
Ron WydenDOR$101,050$529,540

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$5,121,726
US Postal Service unions & associations$1,965,929
Teachers unions$1,135,425
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,063,718
Federal employees unions$1,018,400
Manufacturing unions$973,595
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$623,950
State & local govt employee unions$580,898
Teamsters union$478,900
Commercial service unions$473,850
Communications & hi-tech unions$400,650
Health & welfare policy$351,847
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$341,510
Labor Unions$332,300
Automotive Manufacturing union$324,950
Mining unions$185,000
Other commercial unions$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Real Estate developers & subdividers$11,836,419
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$9,745,354
Hospitals$6,617,403
Republican/Conservative$3,063,761
Nursing homes$2,403,837
Hotels & motels$1,921,617
Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,867,997
Food stores$1,598,682
Oil & Gas$1,555,561
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,327,682
Hardware & building materials stores$815,099
Meat processing & products$777,216
Mining$503,450
Manufacturing$297,589
Builders associations$265,875
Other construction-related products$250,349
Chambers of commerce$222,314
Personal products manufacturing$109,130
Fiscal & tax policy$51,800
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