rnrnAs we all know, our country is in an economic crisis. People are losing their jobs, their homes, their ability to provide their children with quality education, and their ability to retire with dignity and peace of mind. The cost of the most basic necessities such as health care, utilities, and fuel continue to skyrocket. In this current economic crisis, the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930â€™s, workers and their communities need more opportunities to get ahead.rnrnThe obscene amount of power that employers wield over workers has contributed to this economic crisis by stagnating wages to the point where workers have been forced to rely on credit to make the most basic ends meet. Corporations have ruptured the critical relationship between wages and productivity.rnrnWe need stronger laws that level the playing field for workers and their families. The Employee Free Choice Act will give workers a fair and direct path to form unions through majority sign-up, help employees secure a contract with their employer in a reasonable period of time, and toughen penalties against employers who violate their workersâ€™ rights. See below for a summary of the Bill. With a free choice to join unions, working people can bargain for better pay, health care and pensions and build a better life themselves and their families.rnrnSign the Petition! rnrnSave the Date!rnEFCA Week of ActionrnMarch 27-April 4, 2009rnEvents TBArnrnFind Out More About EFCA!rnQ & A on EFCA rnMyths and Facts About EFCA? rnWhy do unions matter? rnDoes EFCA Eliminate the Secret Ballot Process?