Quick Takes | Unions and Labor Standards

Widespread anti-union tactics gain attention in media

As Congress prepares to debate the Employee Free Choice Act, an EPI paper documenting the punitive tactics commonly used by companies to prevent workers from forming unions is gaining attention. Cornell University scholar Kate Bronfenbrenner, who in May published No Holds Barred: The Intensification of Employer Opposition to Organizing, on June 3 published an op-ed in The Washington Post describing “a steady decline of workers’ rights in the past several decades” and urging Congress to pass “serious labor law reform.”