EFCA: Take 2 —Polischuk
Last month, I stated some reasons why I was against the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)—pending legislation that could significantly alter the landscape of unionization for years to come. Within the last few weeks, the Printing Industries of America and the TLMI have issued strong position statements against EFCA (see p. 8 for TLMI’s statement). This is definitely a hot button in the printing industry—as it should be. I have worked in both union and non-union plants, and I believe the latter is the better system for both employees and the company. My experience might not be an entirely fair comparison, as the non-union plant, from its inception in the early 1970s, employed a progressive participatory management philosophy.