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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 10:53 AM
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Landrieu, Pryor, Lincoln and Specter Strike Again......Watch 'em wreck the Employee Free Choice Act
.....and notice how the Wall Street Journal puts The Employee Free Choice Act in quotes, rather than the usual method of just capitalizing the first letter in each word.


from the WSJ:



MARCH 10, 2009
Labor Bill Faces Threat in Senate Article
By MELANIE TROTTMAN and BRODY MULLINS



WASHINGTON -- Key Senate Democrats are wavering in their support of legislation that would give more power to labor unions, dealing a setback to labor's top priority as businesses warn of the damage the bill would cause.

The battle over the "Employee Free Choice Act" -- expected to be introduced Tuesday -- is seen as a power struggle among labor unions and businesses, as well as a test of whether moderate Democrats and Republicans will push back on Democratic congressional leaders and the Obama administration.

At least six Senators who have voted to move forward with the so-called card-check proposal, including one Republican, now say they are opposed or not sure -- an indication that Senate Democratic leaders are short of the 60 votes they need for approval.

The legislation is divisive and distracting, said Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln in an interview Monday. The Democratic lawmaker, who was previously seen as a supporter, said the Senate should focus on creating jobs and improving the U.S. economy. "I have 90,000 Arkansans who need a job, that's my No. 1 priority," she said. The legislation, she said, would be "divisive and we don't need that right now. We need to focus on the things that are more important."

Sen. Lincoln is one of several moderate Democrats expressing doubts about the Employee Free Choice Act. The bill would allow unions to organize workers without a secret ballot, giving employees the power to organize by simply signing cards agreeing to join. A second provision would give federal arbitrators power to impose contract terms on companies that fail to reach negotiated agreements with unions. Both provisions are strongly opposed by business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. .........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123664230925077531.html





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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 10:57 AM
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1. these political prostitutes can be paid off by giving them pork in return :-) nt
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 11:04 AM
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2. Arkansas' Pryor and Lincoln are coming from a 'right-to-work' state that ranks in the lowest 20% of
income. They still believe in cutting off their noses to spite their faces.
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