With congressional passage of the dishonestly named Employee Free Choice Act blocked for now, debate over labor-management policy turns to other critical issues. What issues? Ah, glad you asked…
Next Thursday, August 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 Eastern time, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Kreitzman Mortensen & Borden, and the National Association of Manufacturers will co-host a webinar to discuss labor issues on the horizon.
The panelists are Kilpatrick Stockton’s Richard Hankins, partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group; Seth Borden of Kreitzman, Mortensen & Borden; and the NAM’s Jason Straczewski, director of human resource policy. (Followers of the card-check legislation may recognize Richard from the EFCAUpdates blog, and Seth from the Union-Free Employer blog.)
Lots of important topics on the agenda:
THE FUTURE OF THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT
While EFCA is presumed to be defeated for now, there are still prospects for revival in 2007-08, and EFCA is almost certain to become an issue in the next Congressional elections.
OTHER PENDING FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION REGARDING LABOR-
EFCA is not the only thing on labor’s legislative agenda. From the RESPECT Act and the confirmation of NLRB appointees in Congress to efforts in state legislatures to limit opposition to organizing, union lobbyists will remain on the offensive.
WHAT UNIONS WANT FROM THE NEXT PRESIDENT
Labor has made it clear that it expects the next President to support its agenda. This is likely to include not only support for pro-union legislation, but also extensive federal regulatory changes.
THE FUTURE OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
Two of President Bush’s appointees to the NLRB are nearing the end of their terms. With a number of controversial issues still pending, shifts in the Board’s composition could have a dramatic impact on labor-management relations.
We’d add the Family and Medical Leave Act to the list. Hope you can join us.
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