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Robert Reich on EFCA: "Organized Labor Got Hoodwinked"
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An Interview with Robert Reich
Labor Under Democrats



By DAVID MACARAY

Q. Did the EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act), which would have made joining a union much easier, ever have a realistic chance of passing? What was the main reason it failed, and do you see it passing in the future, even in a modified form?

A. It might have passed had it been high on the presidents agenda, and put in play within the first months of his administration. But it wasnt high on his agenda. Once again, the leaders of organized labor got hoodwinked. It happened in the Clinton administration. It happened under Carter. Labor leaders support a Democratic candidate for president, and then are disappointed and surprised when he doesnt come through.


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http://www.counterpunch.org/macaray06082010.html
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  -Robert Reich on EFCA: "Organized Labor Got Hoodwinked" amborin  Jun-09-10 05:53 PM   #0 
  - So Robert Reich gets unrecced now? Is there no end to information supression by some?  saracat   Jun-09-10 05:56 PM   #1 
  - I recommended it upon your mention.  mmonk   Jun-09-10 05:58 PM   #2 
  - To be different from the Freeps we must show unquestioning loyalty to Party & Prez!  villager   Jun-09-10 06:01 PM   #5 
  - No.  Bluebear   Jun-10-10 06:11 PM   #33 
  - kr  Hannah Bell   Jun-09-10 06:00 PM   #3 
  - dupe  Hannah Bell   Jun-09-10 06:00 PM   #4 
  - Not just organized labor. Rec'd n/t  Catherina   Jun-09-10 06:01 PM   #6 
  - +1 Sad, but apparently true. n/t  Laelth   Jun-10-10 09:38 AM   #19 
  - And people are doing their darnedest to diss Politico  gratuitous   Jun-09-10 06:03 PM   #7 
  - It makes one wonder whether Obama expects to be just a one term president.  mediaman007   Jun-09-10 06:14 PM   #8 
  - Why does he care?  girl gone mad   Jun-09-10 10:48 PM   #15 
  - I agree  Hawkowl   Jun-10-10 12:45 AM   #17 
  - He's already said he wouldn't mind being a one-termer  nichomachus   Jun-10-10 01:11 PM   #24 
  - He's going to be a two termer, no doubt about it.  liberation   Jun-10-10 04:45 PM   #26 
  - Well, I understand their dissing Politico.  Laelth   Jun-10-10 09:41 AM   #20 
  - k n r in solidarity with RR and labor -- a rising tide floats all boats...  nashville_brook   Jun-09-10 06:17 PM   #9 
  - rec #26!!  flyarm   Jun-09-10 06:17 PM   #10 
  - Is that the same Robert Reich who, in 1993 as Bubba's Sec of Labor  Earth Bound Misfit   Jun-09-10 06:25 PM   #11 
  - 1993 Rob't Reich: "unions...vital to...Admins hopes for econ growth" I will "help them regain power"  amborin   Jun-09-10 06:58 PM   #13 
  - Yawn.  Earth Bound Misfit   Jun-10-10 08:30 AM   #18 
     - And if he had done so, I am sure you'll find further room down the field to move the goalposts  liberation   Jun-10-10 04:49 PM   #27 
        - Yes, I'm quite SURE that's what I'd do.  Earth Bound Misfit   Jun-10-10 06:17 PM   #34 
  - Perhaps he changed his mind?  Laelth   Jun-10-10 09:45 AM   #21 
  - Song remains the same...  Earth Bound Misfit   Jun-09-10 06:56 PM   #12 
  - shhh  branders seine   Jun-09-10 06:59 PM   #14 
  - k&r n/t  Wilms   Jun-09-10 11:13 PM   #16 
  - k & r  Starry Messenger   Jun-10-10 09:47 AM   #22 
  - That was just like the "promise" to renegotiate NAFTA.  bvar22   Jun-10-10 11:51 AM   #23 
  - Not just Unions...  kiapolo   Jun-10-10 04:07 PM   #25 
  - "It happened in the Clinton administration. It happened under Carter."  ProSense   Jun-10-10 04:56 PM   #28 
  - well, no actually EFCA WAS timed to go within the first two months of his presidency  Lerkfish   Jun-10-10 05:50 PM   #31 
  - not premature,Obama left EFCA to wither, and it's been gutted; and, 3 wrongs don't make a right  amborin   Jun-10-10 06:10 PM   #32 
  - K&R  hay rick   Jun-10-10 04:59 PM   #29 
  - K&R  me b zola   Jun-10-10 05:46 PM   #30 
 

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