S.842 - Employee Free Choice Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/19/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||04/19/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.842 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/19/2005)
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.