Monosyllabic Pedantry

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Look For that Union Label

Vice President Joe Biden was there, in Miami, to tell his keepers that they WILL get their "card check" law this year. President Obama video conferenced into the event to add his support.

Updated to Add:

Employee Free Choice Act Will Cost US Economy 600,000 Jobs in 2010

Organized Labor's effort to pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) comes with a terrible cost to jobs and the economy, according to a detailed study released today by noted economist Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar.

Every 3 percentage points gained in union membership through card checks and mandatory arbitration will result in a 1 percentage point rise in the unemployment rate the following year.

About the Author:
A highly regarded economist from the non-partisan firm LECG Consulting, with more than a decade of experience Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar received her BA in economics with honors, summa cum laude, from Indiana University (Bloomington), her master's and her PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. She has published articles in Antitrust, Global Competition Review, and Regulation Magazine and has numerous publications in academic journals, including Antitrust Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Journal of Competition Law and Economics.

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