Small business owners angry over union legislation

POSTED: Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 4:13pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

Some small business owners in Louisiana are up in arms over new union legislation.

The Employee Free Choice Act is working its way through the U.S. Congress. The bill would change the way unions represent employees in a workplace.

Union representatives say the upgrades are necessary to give a voice to employees, but small business owners say the rules may force more people to join unions even if they don't want to.

Businesses worry more union creation could force layoffs.