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Statement from leading American economists on the Employee Free Choice Act

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February 25, 2009 | Updated June 2009 (header image)

Statement from leading American economists
on the Employee Free Choice Act

A joint statement by some three dozen of the nation’s leading economists, delivered to Washington lawmakers and made public as an ad in the Washington Post on Wednesday, February 25, makes the economic case that restoring Americans’ right to join a union and to bargain for their fair share of the economic pie, through passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, is essential to rebuilding the economy. Almost two hundred economists have since added their support to this effort.

Read updated statement and list of signers (PDF)

Read updated press release (PDF)

Read original statement (PDF)

Read biographical information about the original signatories (PDF)

For more information on the Employee Free Choice Act, read the EPI Issue Brief, The Employee Free Choice Act — Questions and Answers.