In a report released by the Economic Policy Institute the much debated Employee Free Choice Act, which adversaries say will kill jobs by forcing more employers out of business, found neither historical data or existing credible research, to back the claim.
In Still Open for Business, John DiNardo compares data on business failures among unionized and similar nonunion firms and concludes that unionized businesses are no more likely than nonunion ones to fail.
- After reading the report, you might share the findings with your employees in a newsletter.
- Has your firm’s trade association taken a stand on the Employee Free Choice Act? Explain your stand and how it differs or agrees with this report or the trade association.
- If passed, how will this legislation affect the way you do business? Will it change pricing or terms? Employee benefits? Recruiting and retention efforts?