"Union Power," InsideCounsel
In this article that considers the impact of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), Gavin Appleby of Littler's Atlanta office explains how the Act would be harmful to both employers and employees. The EFCA would eliminate the use of secret ballots and allow employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representation without holding an election. "Peer pressure and intimidation are effective tools in the card-check process. Where a secret ballot exists, employees are free to vote as they wish regardless of what they tell their peers about their intentions," stated Appleby.