In our May 2, 2007 Franchise Alert, we reported on the Employee Free Choice Act (the "Act") (H.R. 800/S. 1041), a proposed amendment to the National Labor Relations Act (the "NLRA") which had been passed by the House of Representatives. The Act generated significant controversy since it would eliminate secret ballot elections and require recognition of a union if a simple majority of employees merely signed an authorization card. On June 26, 2007, the Senate blocked further consideration of the Act by a vote of 51 to 46 and, as we expected, the Act will not become law this session. Nevertheless, the Act's passage remains a priority among Democrats and labor organizations.