What follows is a summary/synthesis of empirical studies that reveal rampant employer violations of labor law intended to allow employees to make a free and uncoerced choice about whether to join or support a union. Also included is a description of the multi-million dollar union-busting industry. The diary concludes with an outline of the Employee Free Choice Act as a fix for the broken NLRB election/certification process.
Inadequate enforcement of U.S. labor law is a principle reason why workers in the United States may no longer effectively exercise their fundamental right of self-organization for mutual aid and protection. The NLRB certification process not only fails to effectuate the major policy goal of the NLRA in that it fails to promote collective bargaining, but it fails to guarantee internationally recognized fundamental human rights. Read more here