Stephen Cabot. “Employee Free Choice Act Puts A Target On The Back Of Manufacturers”. Industry Weekly. 16 Oct. 2008 – Altogether, the advantages to the unions of having card checks are enormous, and it will mean that manufacturers will be fighting new battles on new fronts. If manufacturing companies are to survive this new onslaught, it must develop a labor relations survival strategy consisting of increased and better communications with workers and have in place incentives that encourage employee loyalty and cooperation.