Card Checks

HR Policy Association believes that our labor laws should ensure that employees can choose whether to be represented by a union in a confidential manner, without coercion by either the employer or the union, after having the opportunity to hear all sides of the issue from co-workers, the employer and the union.  The secret ballot system found in current law is regulated and administered by the National Labor Relations Board which conducts the vast majority of elections within six weeks of the filing of a petition by the union seeking an election.  We strongly oppose the Employee Free Choice Act, which would require an employer to recognize a union on the basis of a "card check," i.e., union authorization cards signed by a majority of the employees in the presence of union organizers.  Employees should also have the right to overturn a voluntary card check recognition by an employer through a secret ballot election conducted by the NLRB.