“Card check” union proposal fight begins

Law Professor Keith Hylton, an authority on labor law, says the proposed Employee Free Choice Act will not likely close the gap between union share of employment in the public sector (44%) and in the private sector (7%).

“The gap between public and private sector union shares reflects the degree to which institutions are subjected to competitive pressure.  There is almost no competitive pressure in the public sector, while there is a great deal of it in the private sector.  This is a fact that the proposed statue cannot alter, so it is unlikely that its passage would lead to a substantial change in the union’s share of employment in the private sector.”

Contact Keith Hylton, 617-353-8959, knhylton@bu.edu 

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