The Employee Free Choice Act Debate: Part I
March 1, 2007
To help ease the economic squeeze on America's middle class families, Democratic lawmakers have introduced the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800), a bill with 234 cosponsors that would help workers join together to bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Union workers earn 30 percent more, on average, than do nonunion workers, and union workers are much more likely to have healthcare, pensions and more generous paid time off. Debate is being held today on the floor.
Rep. George Miller (CA-07), Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, opens debate:
Rep. Betty Sutton (OH-13):
Rep. Al Green (TX-09):
Rep. Chris Murphy (CT-05):
Rep. Rob Andrews (NJ-01):