H.R. 800 (110th): Employee Free Choice Act of 2007

Introduced:
Feb 05, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Failed Cloture)
Sponsor
George Miller
Representative for California's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 02, 2007
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1409 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 2009

S. 1041 (Related)
Employee Free Choice Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on June 26, 2007.

Progress
Introduced Feb 05, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 05, 2007
Reported by Committee Feb 14, 2007
Passed House Mar 01, 2007
Failed Cloture Jun 26, 2007
 
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.

Summary

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Votes
Mar 01, 2007 2:58 p.m.
Failed 164/264
Mar 01, 2007 3:07 p.m.
Failed 173/256
Mar 01, 2007 3:16 p.m.
Failed 173/256
Mar 01, 2007 3:56 p.m.
Passed 241/185
Jun 26, 2007 11:51 a.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 51/48

Cosponsors
233 cosponsors (226D, 7R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/1/2007--Passed House amended.
Employee Free Choice Act of 2007 - 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 (card-check) 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, particularly a preliminary investigation of an alleged unfair labor practice which may lead to proceedings for injunctive relief.
Requires that priority be given to a preliminary investigation of any charge that, while employees were seeking representation by a labor organization, or during the period after a labor organization was recognized as a representative until the first collective bargaining contract is entered into, an employer:
(1) discharged or otherwise discriminated against an employee to encourage or discourage membership in the labor organization;
(2) threatened to discharge or to otherwise discriminate against an employee in order to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of guaranteed self-organization or collective bargaining rights; or
(3) engaged in any other related unfair labor practice that significantly interferes with, restrains, or coerces employees in the exercise of such guaranteed rights.
Adds to remedies for such violations: (1) back pay plus liquidated damages; and (2) additional civil penalties.

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