25th Hour Union campaign

Has it occurred to you that these last four weeks until Election Day kind of feel like a 25th Hour Union campaign? The big difference is that we're not behind the scenes trying to tell our story. Instead, we have plenty of politicians desperately trying to communicate to us.

Regardless of the outcome, there are a lot of ideas on the politicians' agendas that will affect us all. One in particular could have a huge impact on the way you run your business. Are you ready for the possibility of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) becoming law? You'll remember that's the proposed legislation that would pretty much abolish secret ballot union elections. Under EFCA as written, a union would only have to get 50% plus 1 of your employees to sign Authorization Cards to become certified. No election necessary. One day you're thinking all is well. The next day, boom, you're negotiating with a union. That's not an exaggeration.

Fortunately, it's not too late to start communicating with your employees about all the positive things your company has to offer . . . before the unions start communicating negatives.

Once January rolls around, you could easily be one of the first to experience the effects of what might well be Hurricane EFCA.