By Trina Tocco, International Labor Rights Forum
As the new Congress settles in, there is sure to be one piece of legislation that will cause anxiety for many members new and old alike. The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is an essential policy to pass this year given the significant challenges that workers in the U.S. and around the world when it comes to their rights to organize, form a union, and negotiate a fair contract in a reasonable amount of time.
I wanted to call your attention to a letter sent by the Child Labor Coalition on February 5, 2009 to all members of Congress in support of EFCA. This letter was signed by the National Consumers League, International Labor Rights Forum, Americans for Democratic Action, Ramsay Merriam Fund, Population Project of the General Board Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, and the National Education Association.
The letter firmly states: