H.R. 3619 (108th): Employee Free Choice Act

Introduced:
Nov 21, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
George Miller
Representative for California's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Nov 21, 2003
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1696 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 2005

S. 1925 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 21, 2003

 
Status

This bill was introduced on November 21, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Nov 21, 2003
Referred to Committee Nov 21, 2003
 
Full Title

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
209 cosponsors (199D, 8R, 1I, 1P) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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11/21/2003--Introduced.
Employee Free Choice Act - Amends the National Labor Relations Act to require the National Labor Relations Board to certify a bargaining representative without directing an election if a majority of the bargaining unit employees have authorized designation of the representative and there is no other individual or labor organization currently certified or recognized as the exclusive representative of any of the employees in the unit.
Sets forth special procedural requirements for reaching an initial collective bargaining agreement following certification or recognition.
Revises enforcement requirements with respect to unfair labor practices during union organizing drives. Provides, under injunction provisions, for priority to be given to preliminary investigation of charges of violations by employers or other entities. Adds to remedies for such violations: (1) back pay plus liquidated damages; and (2) additional civil penalties.

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