Despite the backing of President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, plus a multimillion-dollar union advertising blitz, Senate leaders can’t muster the 60 votes they need to avoid a GOP filibuster on labor’s top priority: the Employee Free Choice Act.
So a group of Senate Democrats is reportedly considering dropping the bill’s controversial “card check” provision to break the legislative impasse. That will help, but other formidable obstacles lie in the path of long-overdue changes in U.S. labor law.
So what is EFCA without card check?
its like herb without THC
its like coffee without caffeine
its like freedom without forty acres and a mule
(reasonable and non-comical discussions about the actual ramifications of or the remaining provisions of the bill are welcome as well)
well, thank god andy stern is on top of this development....
"Unions OK drop of 'card check' in bill "Union leaders present at the talks have included AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, Service Employees International Union president Andy Stern and Communications Workers of America president Larry Cohen.
A compromise would allow unions to get a vote on something that can pass and achieve some goals.
Without better protection from employer anti-union campaigns unions will not gain anything. It is hard to see how EFCA w/o card check still moves that ball...