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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:52 AM
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Employee Free Choice Act: Not Dead Yet

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Submitted by Jesse Russell on January 24, 2010 - 5:53pm
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Lede: Despite the huge electoral setback for Democrats in the Massachusetts Senate race, the AFL-CIO still says it expects the Employee Free Choice Act to pass this year. Doug Cunningham reports.

By Doug Cunningham

AFL-CIO Legislative Director Bill Samuel says even though Democrats no longer have a veto-proof majority n the U.S. Senate, the labor federation doesnt believe the Employee Free Choice Act labor law reform is dead.

: No we dont see it being dead. Were obviously re-evaluating our strategy and looking at the timing to take up the Employee Free Choice Act. But we have no intention of backing off that commitment. And I think the same can be said of the congressional leadership and the White House. They see this as a fundamental part of our economic agenda restoring fairness to workers. And we see that happening this year, and thats our plan.

Would newly elected Republican senator Scott Brown be willing to consider the Employee Free Choice Act?

: We really dont know the answer to that. Im not familiar with his record in Massachusetts. Some people have called him a moderate. I dont know if thats the case. If he is, he should be open to these arguments. Other senate Republicans with moderate background have been willing to talk about this. Weve had good conversations with a number of moderates. We intend to continue to have those and to open up that dialogue with Scott Brown.



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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:59 AM
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1. Time will tell is this man and his truck support Employee Free Choice Act.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:11 AM
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:20 AM
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3. You don't believe in one vote per person?

And your a D?

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teamster633 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:47 AM
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4. Ye shall know them by their spelling...
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:52 AM
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5. If you don't hear a peep mentioned about it
in the SOTU address, you can conclude it is dead. It takes leadership to get laws passed.
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:51 AM
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6. Was this guy DRUNK when he wrote this?
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 11:58 AM by Earth Bound Misfit
"Would newly elected Republican senator (SNOTTY)Scott(y) Brown be willing to consider the Employee Free Choice Act?"

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Is he an (R)? As much as it pains me, EFCA is DOA.
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