Employee Free Choice Act 

Some local business owners came together today for a common cause.The business owners in the Bangor area, along with State Representative Andre Cushing, are urging congress to stop the Employee Free Choice Act.The legislation, which is pending, would make it easier for employees to form unions.Karl Ward is the President and CEO of Nickerson and O’Day out of Brewer.Ward says he is concerned with the idea of someone from away coming into his business and negotiating between management and employees.” When a unionization occurs it means everything is at arms length. My open door policy, anyone can come in and talk with me. That goes away.”Ward and the others say the act, also known as the card check plan, will only hurt small, Maine businesses.