While we opposed the card check portion of the bill — the right to a secret ballot is a cornerstone of our democracy — it was never our biggest worry.
By far, the most economically destructive provision in EFCA is one that imposes binding arbitration if the parties fail to reach a contract agreement within 90 days.
This, in effect, means unions have zero incentive to bargain in good faith. They do have an incentive to make over-the-top demands, knowing they would be the starting point in arbitration hearings.
Any guesses which President and which political party support this bill?