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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Employee Free Choice Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
11/21/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
01/30/2004Referred to the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
11/22/2003Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E2421-2422)
Action By: House of Representatives
11/21/2003Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/21/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (209)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 11/21/2003
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6]* 11/21/2003
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13]* 11/21/2003
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 11/21/2003
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28]* 11/21/2003
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2]* 11/21/2003
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4]* 11/21/2003
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 12/08/2003
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 12/08/2003
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 12/08/2003
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 12/08/2003
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4] 12/08/2003
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 12/08/2003
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 12/08/2003
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 12/08/2003
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 12/08/2003
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 12/08/2003
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 12/08/2003
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 12/08/2003
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 12/08/2003
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 12/08/2003
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 12/08/2003
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 12/08/2003
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 12/08/2003
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 12/08/2003
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 12/08/2003
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 12/08/2003
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 12/08/2003
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 12/08/2003
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] 12/08/2003
Rep. Acevedo-Vila, Anibal [D-PR-At Large] 12/08/2003
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 12/08/2003
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 12/08/2003
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 12/08/2003
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 12/08/2003
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 12/08/2003
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 12/08/2003
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 12/08/2003
Rep. Bell, Chris [D-TX-25] 12/08/2003
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] 01/21/2004
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 01/21/2004
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 01/21/2004
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1] 01/21/2004
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 01/21/2004
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 01/21/2004
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 01/21/2004
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 01/21/2004
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 01/21/2004
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 01/21/2004
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 01/21/2004
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 01/21/2004
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 01/21/2004
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 01/21/2004
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 01/21/2004
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 01/21/2004
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 01/21/2004
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 01/21/2004
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 01/21/2004
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 01/21/2004
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 01/21/2004
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 01/28/2004
Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9] 01/28/2004
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] 01/28/2004
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9] 01/28/2004
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 01/28/2004
Rep. Carson, Brad [D-OK-2] 01/28/2004
Rep. Majette, Denise L. [D-GA-4] 01/28/2004
Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7] 01/28/2004
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 01/28/2004
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 02/03/2004
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 02/10/2004
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 02/10/2004
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [D-LA-5] 02/10/2004
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12] 02/10/2004
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 02/10/2004
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-15] 02/10/2004
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 02/10/2004
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 02/10/2004
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 02/10/2004
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-27] 02/10/2004
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 02/10/2004
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 02/11/2004
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 02/11/2004
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-23] 02/11/2004
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 02/11/2004
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 02/25/2004
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 02/25/2004
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 02/25/2004
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-14] 02/25/2004
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 02/25/2004
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 02/25/2004
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 02/25/2004
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 03/02/2004
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 03/02/2004
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 03/09/2004
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47] 03/11/2004
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 03/11/2004
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 03/24/2004
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 03/24/2004
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 03/24/2004
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 03/24/2004
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 03/31/2004
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 03/31/2004
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1] 03/31/2004
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 04/21/2004
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6] 04/21/2004
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 04/21/2004
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 04/21/2004
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 04/21/2004
Rep. Ballance, Frank W., Jr. [D-NC-1] 04/27/2004
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 04/27/2004
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 04/27/2004
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 04/27/2004
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 05/05/2004
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 05/05/2004
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7] 05/05/2004
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 05/05/2004
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 05/17/2004
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 05/17/2004
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-3] 05/17/2004
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-2] 05/19/2004
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 05/19/2004
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 05/20/2004
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 06/01/2004
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 06/01/2004
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 06/01/2004
Rep. John, Christopher [D-LA-7] 06/03/2004
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 06/15/2004
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-20] 06/21/2004
Rep. Herseth, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large] 06/24/2004
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 07/12/2004
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 07/19/2004
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 07/22/2004
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-24] 11/16/2004
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 11/24/2004

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce11/21/2003 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations01/30/2004 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/21/2003)

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.