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NLRB Proposes New Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proposed a rule that would potentially eliminating one of obstacles in union organizing; the lack of information regarding workers’ rights.

The rule would require employers to post a notice telling workers about their existing rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), just as they must post notices on minimum wage, health, safety, and equal employment opportunity rights.  It would neither address the weaknesses in the law nor expand rights under current law. It would simply provide employees with information about their current rights.

The links below provide more information about the Proposed Rule:

Read ADA's comment to the NLRB.

Members of the public can submit comments on the proposal until February 22, 2011. Submit your comment now!


The Latest on the Employee Free Choice Act

Update:  Only one hour after being sworn in, Senator Al Franken had an announcement to make.  "As of about half an hour ago, I became the co-sponsor of my first piece of legislation in the Senate. And it's something called the Employee Free Choice Act."


The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is the most significant workers' rights legislation in decades. The Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in both the House and Senate on March 10, 2009. Passing EFCA will make it easier for working people to join a union by dismantling the barriers that prevent them from having fair elections and an equal voice in the workplace.

Read ADA's Resolution on The Employee Free Choice Act and see pending workers' rights legislation here.

Press Releases and Published Op-eds:

Employee Free Choice Act Will Stimulate the Economy

Should Senate approve Employee Free Choice Act?

ADA Research:

The Employee Free Choice Act, by Professor David Yamada and the ADA Workers' Rights Committee

Employee Free Choice Act - Know the Sides

Related Issues:

FOREWARN: Plant Closings and Mass Layoffs - The Right to Know, by Lew Maltby

Welfare, the Labor Market, and Public Policy No. 106

The Employee Free Choice Act No. 364

Topical Resolution on the Employee Free Choice Act No. 364A