Sunday, March 22, 2009
A Bad Deal
Some business types are trying to put together a compromise on EFCA that keeps the penalties for trying to rig the elections, weakens the organizing rules on card check, and drops the mandatory arbitration provisions. I'm sure Sir Charles can provide more, but this is a raw deal; if you want to drop something, drop the card check stuff and fight to the death for arbitration. Your phone company, your car dealership, and your cable/sattelite provider love having mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts; if it's good enough for those deals, why shouldn't it be good enough for labor negotiations?