The Employee Free Choice Act Debate: Part II

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.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Transcript):

Rep. Phil Hare (IL-17):

Rep. John Hall (NY-19):

Further floor speeches from Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Rep. Jackson-Lee, and Rep. George Miller, Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor:

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05):

Rep. Jackson-Lee (TX-18):

Rep. George Miller (CA-07), Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor: