Card Check Cut From Employee Free Choice Act By Democrats

08/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • STEVEN GREENHOUSE 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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