Posts Tagged ‘card check’

LA Times: Business groups have outmaneuvered workers groups, labor unions say their side has gotten disorganized, ‘card checked’

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

LA Times:

…key components of the bill are in serious jeopardy. And the legislation has produced one of the biggest surprises in Washington since Democrats swept the White House and Congress: The nation’s labor unions, which organized so effectively last year to help elect President Obama, have been outmaneuvered so far on their top priority by their opponents in the business community. (more…)

Card check: The Power of 41

Sunday, April 5th, 2009


If anyone were still in doubt as to the importance of a Senate filibuster, we’d point them to Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter’s announcement yesterday that he will not support “card check.” Maybe Big Labor won’t be able to up-end the economy, after all.

Mr. Specter’s decision means Republicans now have 41 votes against “card check” — legislation that would do away with secret ballots in union organization elections. The Pennsylvanian was the only Senate Republican to have previously voted in favor of a debate on the bill, and as such had been the target of a furious lobbying fight by unions and the business community. Yet to be seen is whether Mr. Specter’s decision will inspire any number of swing state Democrats to follow his lead, and thereby neutralize an issue for which they are getting pilloried by their home-state business communities.

Communists endorse card check

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Ben Cunningham:


The CPUSA has also been a longtime supporter for the Employee Free Choice Act — also known as card check.

During both the 2000 and the 2004 election, the CPUSA was vehemently opposed to Bush’s reelection because of his opposition to card check.

The Democratic Socialists of America is also a strong supporter of the of card check.