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2007 House Resolution 21: Urge Congress to end secret ballots in union organizing drives
Introduced by Rep. Fred Miller (D) on February 20, 2007
To urge Congress to enact the "Employee Free Choice Act" (EFCA), which would allow unions to organize the employees of a company by getting signatures from a majority in face-to-face meetings with union organizers, rather than though an election in which workers have the right to cast a secret ballot. EFCA would also mandate that binding arbitration be used to determine the wages and terms if negotiations on an initial contract after the recognition of a union reach an impasse.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Labor Committee on February 20, 2007
Passed by voice vote in the House on March 7, 2007
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on March 7, 2007
The vote by which the House adopted House Resolution No. 21. Note: Minority Republican members had sought a record roll call vote on the resolution, but the House majority leadership 'failed to hear' the motions for this, and instead passed it on a voice vote (using a 'fast gavel' technique that is not uncommon in the House).
The motion failed 49 to 54 in the House on March 7, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".