'The right to form unions, the right to quality health care, the right to bargain collectively, and the right to safe workplaces are non-negotiable. Too often American workers face harassment, intimidation, and coercion when they try to exercise the right to join a union. The Employee Free Choice Act preserves this fundamental freedom, benefiting all American workers and their families.'
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi
On March 1, 2007, the House passed The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). The Employee Free Choice Act will restore workers' rights by removing obstacles that prevent workers from choosing whether or not they want to form or join a union. Under the Employee Free Choice Act, if a majority of workers in a workplace sign cards authorizing a union, they get a union.
Union workers earn 30 percent more, on average, than do nonunion workers, and union workers are much more likely to have health care, pensions and more generous paid time off. Fifty-seven million American workers say they would join a union if they had the chance.