Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's Back. . .Card Check

Our Chamber, along with many others, has been fighting "Card Check" since 2007. Although we have had small victories, the battle is far from over. Here is a recent update I received and some articles from the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace that you may want to check out:

In a special feature piece in Roll Call (click here) , Bret Jacobsen suggests that while an EFCA vote may appease some inside-the-Beltway interest groups, it may do vulnerable Senators and Members more harm than good on Election Day this year.

Even so, in a story (click
here ) from a union publication, the AFL-CIO’s political director, Bill Samuels, notes that EFCA must be passed in 2010 “because who knows what Congress will look like” next year.

In a similar story in the Financial Times (
here) , SEIU boss Andy Stern promises to push the Senate to pass labor law reform “even if he has to accept a compromise.”

Finally, Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, delivered a speech at the National Press Club today where he called for action on EFCA “now.” He also attended a meeting at the White House on Monday afternoon with President Obama, reportedly to encourage him to move EFCA.

The Chamber will continue to keep you updated on this issue as more information is available.

- Posted by Cheri

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