What can the Employee Free Choice Act do for American workers?
This thesis examines the question, "What can the Employee Free Choice Act do for American Workers?" In this paper, I explained the reasons EFCA was important to the proponents and identified those instrumental in supporting this piece of legislation. I researched union rates during their peak in the mid-1950s and compared them to union rates in the year 2010. I also compared the standard of living for American workers during the same periods. I examined the reasons for the significant decline in private sector unionization and illustrated the effects the decline had on wages, benefits and lifestyle of the average American worker. The answer to the central question, "What can the Employee Free Choice Act do for American Workers?" is complicated; however, this thesis illustrates many positive effects that changes to labor law could have on the standing of U.S. workers, their families and the overall American economy.
0630: Public policy