The so-called Employee Free Choice Act takes center stage this week on America’s Business with Mike Hambrick.
President-elect Barack Obama cosponsored this bill as U.S. Senator and organized labor has made its passage a top priority. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) is on the program to share his strong opinion on the bill, which would eliminate secret ballot elections in the workplace when unions attempt to organize a business.
Senator Chambliss said of the bill, “That’s the most dangerous piece of legislation that we may deal with in the session of Congress and I expect we will have it on our plate early in the process.” Chambliss also talked about his recent run-off victory in Georgia.
Here to explain some of the finer details of the Employee Free Choice Act is attorney Peter Kirsanow. This former member of the National Labor Relations Board says the legislation contains provisions beyond the secret-ballot-attacking “card check” that could cause major headaches to business owners in America
The Employee Free Choice Act isn’t the only troubling labor bill on the horizon. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act are also approaching. With innocuous sounding names these bills sound good and just, but that just isn’t the story. Here to explain what these bills could do to employers across America is Congressman John Kline (R-MN).
Back again for part two of a discussion on China’s economy and global impact is Atlantic Monthly’s James Fallows.
Find out about a small business that is doing very well by finding a large market by exporting. We’ll speak with Ray Heelan, President of Allegheny Coupling Company in Warren, PA, to find out how to best start an exporting relationship with other countries
In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership gives us the latest on tort reform and commentator Hank Cox recalls “The Way It Was.” And the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler will close the program with “The Last Word.” For more on America’s Business go to www.AmericasBusiness.org.