Union membership is on the rise after years of decline. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that union members accounted for 12.4 percent of the workforce last year, up from 12.1 percent in 2007. The Employee Free Choice Act, often referred to as “card check,” is a measure intended to make it easier to form unions by eliminating secret-ballot elections. Observers say that the proposal, which was passed in the House last year but defeated narrowly in the Senate, may finally make its ...

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