The employee free choice act is one of the most controversial acts in the United States. This controversy can be considered as a spill-over of the historical controversies that have surrounded the power labor unions in the country. The constitution recognizes the freedom of an employee to join or form a union. However, the unions have become too powerful and more than a half of employees in the country have found it difficult to join a union in order to bargain fairly with their employer. Although more than half of the workers in the country have shown interest in joining a union, union members continue to decline with less than 8 percent of employees in the private sector joining a union. This has been attributed to the draconian laws that regulate formation of a union. To solve the problem, the government crafted the Employee Free Choice Act as a step towards protecting the rights of workers to join a union. This act is geared towards restoring the balance in the union election process by allowing workers to form unions through a simple majority sign up process. However, the act has been vehemently opposed by employers who feel that the union hands in too much power on the employees.