We have a favorite new website here at the Stoel Rives World of Employment: Card Checked: The Game (sorry, failblog.org). Card Checked is an online game where you can play a "young and talented tattoo artist living in America where the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) has become the law of the land." As a player, you can dodge union organizers, withstand intimidation from pro-union coworkers, and experience the anguish and horror when union thugs threaten your pet cat, Min Min. (Notably, the game includes links to documentation showing that all of these examples of union organizing tactics are real, even down to threatening pets.)
Card Checked is hosted by the Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative group, and its affiliate, the Alliance for Worker Freedom. While we’re not endorsing the politics of these groups, their Card Checked site is creative and informative, and presents accurate information on how union organizing will likely be conducted if EFCA’s card check and mandatory aribitration provisions become law. For more on EFCA, click here for the Stoel Rives World of Employment’s EFCA coverage.