Romney: EFCA Still a Threat
Much of the air seems to have been let out of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act—or “card check”—balloon but that doesn’t mean small business owners can rest, according to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
“[The Employee Free Choice Act] would be a black cloud on entrepreneurship in this country and to small business,” said Romney during a media conference call today hosted by the Workforce Fairness Institute, an anti-EFCA organization. “And if we want to see entrepreneurship in this country collapse, EFCA is the surest way to do this.”
Romney further urged people to focus less on the secret ballot controversy and more on the binding arbitration provision, which would permit the federal government to dictate employment contracts between small business owners and employees.
“This act represents and unprecedented attack on the individual rights of American citizens and American workers,” state Romney.
Labor unions and Democrats have lost ground over the past couple of weeks in their efforts to pass EFCA. Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) recently came out in opposition to the bill. Both senators had previously been on the fence.