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CEA Hosts Roundtable On ‘Free Choice Act’

5/29/2009 01:13:00 PM Eastern

Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) hosted a roundtable with Virginia business leaders and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on the impact of the “Employee Free Choice Act” yesterday.

The panel discussed key legislative issues that would impact businesses and workers including the elimination of secret ballot election for union representation and how mandatory binding federal arbitration would make us less competitive as a nation and hurt businesses and workers, CEA said in a statement.

CEA said it opposes the “Employee Free Choice Act” and “urges members of Congress only to support legislation that allows American businesses to grow jobs and enhance innovation.”

In addition to Gary Shapiro, CEA president/CEO and Governor Romney, key Virginia business leaders, including Hugh Keogh, president/CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Brett Vassey, president, Virginia Manufacturers Association; Brett McMahon, VP, Miller & Long Construction; Michel Zajur, president, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Maria Coakley David, co-owner/CFO, C.J. Coakley Co., Inc. explained the harm to Virginia businesses of this proposed legislation.

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