A new study released gives you one more reason to write your Congressman and Senators to tell them to vote No on the poorly-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).
Economist Anne Layne-Farrar’s quantitative analysis finds that “for every 3 percentage points gained in union membership through card checks and mandatory arbitration, the following year’s unemployment rate is predicted to increase by 1 percentage point and job creation is predicted to fall by around 1.5 million jobs.”
Let’s simplify: EFCA (or union card-check legislation, if you prefer) will keep many, many Americans from a productive job and a paycheck – an especially devastating effect in the midst of our current economic turmoil.
EFCA’s removal of guaranteed secret ballot rights for workers is well known. The less reported problem of imposed binding arbitration has the Labor Relations Institute putting its money where its mouth is (H/T Labor Pains).
But if our newly selected U.S. Senator Michael Bennet isn’t persuaded by these arguments, will sound research showing a massive threat to American employment at least weigh on his mind a bit? It doesn’t seem Bennet can be counted on to challenge Obama on wasteful spending, so I’m not holding my breath on EFCA, either.
You can watch Anne Layne-Farrar discuss her report on the Ed Morrissey Show at Hot Air.