Card Check: AFL-CIO’s Trumka Says Employee Free Choice Act Will Come Up
By Carter Wood | August 8, 2010
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, was on the CSPAN “Newsmakers” show this morning. Asked whether the Employee Free Choice Act will be considered in Congress this year, Trumka said: “I think you’ll see the Employee Free Choice Act come up again. I think you’ll see it probably before the end of the year.”
Before the elections or in a lameduck session? Trumka: “Either one.”
The reason the Employee Free Choice Act has not passed Congress is because 40 Senate Republicans have blocked it, he said.
Oh, pshaw, Trumka. The reason EFCA has not passed is because the American people are overwhelmingly opposed to what the bill would do, opponents have made an effective case that “card check” and forced unionization are antithetical to democratic principles and economic growth. The legislation is extraordinarily unpopular, which is why key Senate Democrats joined Republicans in preventing the bill’s consideration on the floor this Congress.
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