Music City makes a push for the EFCA

The Employee Free Choice Act might currently be stalled in Congress, but that has not stopped some legislators down in Rocky Top to send a request to their Senators to vote for the EFCA. Nashville Metro Council is planning on sending a request to Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to vote for the Employee Fee Choice Act.

Ironically, Tennessee as a right-to-work state has benefited tremendously from the low unionization rate in the state. The passage of the EFCA, which would make it far easier for workers to form unions would likely have a detrimental effect on the state's economic growth.

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Lewis Beck - November 23, 2007 7:44 PM

How about that spin?

In talking about Tennessee being a right-to-work state, Mr. Caufiels goes on to say "The passage of the EFCA, which would make it far easier for workers to form unions would likely have a detrimental effect on the state's economic growth."

Of course Mr. Cauefield knows EFCA is federal legislation and would apply to all states. Furthermore, and unfortunately EFCA doesn't repeal Tennessee's right-to-work laws.

EFCA would do nothing to change the balance of states' abilities to compete among themselves for jobs.

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