H.R. 1409 (111th): Employee Free Choice Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
George Miller
Representative for California's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 10, 2009
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 800 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Jun 26, 2007

S. 560 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 10, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 10, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 10, 2009
 
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
231 cosponsors (228D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/10/2009--Introduced.
Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 - Amends the National Labor Relations Act to require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) 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 (ULP) 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 bardaining rights; or
(3) engaged in any other related ULP 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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