Monday, March 16, 2009

Your Call 031609 Will EFCA help the economy?

Will the Employee Free Choice Act help bring the economy back to life? On the next Your Call, we'll discuss the law that would make it easier for unions to organize. The battle over the act is expected to be fierce. The Chamber of Commerce and business groups plan to spend $200 million to defeat the bill, while SEIU is spending $50 million to ensure its passage. If it passes, would you join a union? You can join us by phone or email at Are unions one of the answers to the economic downturn? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar.

Chris Chafe
Executive director of Change to Win, a coalition created in 2005 of seven unions including the Teamsters, SEIU and the United Farm Workers of America

Jason Oxman in Northern Virginia
Senior Vice President for Industry Affairs at the Consumer Electronics Association, a trade association promoting growth in the consumer electronics industry

Russell Roberts in Fairfax, VA
Professor of Economics and J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of the blog, winner of the 2008 Weblog Award for Best Podcast. His latest book is The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity.

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