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Card Check Cut From Employee Free Choice Act By Democrats

First Posted: 08/17/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:40 PM ET

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New York Times:

A half-dozen senators friendly to labor have decided to drop a central provision of a bill that would have made it easier to organize workers.

The so-called card-check provision -- which senators decided to scrap to help secure a filibuster-proof 60 votes -- would have required employers to recognize a union as soon as a majority of workers signed cards saying they wanted a union. Currently, employers can insist on a secret-ballot election, a higher hurdle for unions.

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