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Sam Stein

Key Democrat Blanche Lincoln To Oppose Employee Free Choice Act, As Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what is, perhaps, the most devastating blow yet to the fate of the Employee Free Choice Act, Sen. Blanche Lincoln said on Monday that she will oppo...

Arthur Delaney

New Push For Employee Free Choice Act Kicks Off With TV Ad (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of pro-labor groups looking to drum up support for the Employee Free Choice Act is preparing to pounce on lawmakers when they arrive in th...

Citigroup Plans to Lay Off A Third Of Cleaning Force While Taking Bailout Money

Eric Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Morse

As the recipient of a $50 billion tax-payer bailout, Citigroup has come under fire for its corporate spending practices, including a planned $10 million renovation of corporate office suites and a $7.7 million bonus for embattled CEO Vikram Pandit.

Sam Stein

Norquist: Specter's EFCA Opposition A Major Step To Republican Resurrection

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter's early opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act could serve as an influential pivot point by which Republicans can reclaim elect...

Feinstein May Oppose EFCA Despite Past Support

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Uh oh -- this could potentially represent another big setback for supporters of the Employee Free Choice Act. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who co-sponsor...

Sam Stein

Specter Will Vote Against Employee Free Choice Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Senator Specter ended speculation on where he would come down on the Employee Free Choice Act by declaring, on the Senate floor, that he would...

Sam Stein

Labor Wins Big Concession From Wall Street Journal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Labor officials are very excited about a Wall Street Journal editorial published Friday morning that, while highly unfavorable to the Employee Free Ch...

The Secret War Against American Workers

Robert S. Eshelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. Eshelman

If a deepening recession threatens businesses, some of those businesses are also making convenient use of the times to do things they might have wanted to do, but were unable to do in better conditions.

Freshman Democrats Not Scared Of EFCA

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.) represents a conservative-minded district where organized labor doesn't have a noticeable footprint. She's ranked among th...

Anti-EFCA Dem Linked To Dead Worker In New Union TV Ad

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This is some rough stuff. The SEIU has just launched a hard-hitting Web video that ties Blue Dog Democrat Dan Boren to the horrific death of a worker ...

Sam Stein

Employee Free Choice Poll Gives Labor Backers Big Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Proponents of the Employee Free Choice Act received a big boost Tuesday morning with the publication of an independent poll showing majority support b...

Blue Dog Democrats and Republican Triangulation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We must not allow the Blue Dogs to slow down President Obama's momentum or water down the sweeping reforms the nation needs in these trying economic times.

Blue Dogs and Citigroup Fight the Employee Free Choice Act

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Even the "Blue Dog" Democrats should be alarmed about bailed out banks taking billions in taxpayer funds only to lobby against this era's Wagner Act.

Fox Gives False "Facts" On Employee Free Choice Act

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News has run on-screen text, often billed as "Fox Facts," falsely claiming that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would "kill workplace secret b...

Chamber Of Commerce Staffer Says He Planted Most of Wall Street Journal Story

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal carried a front-page story warning that "[k]ey Senate Democrats are wavering in their support" of the Employee Free...

Sam Stein

EFCA's Opponents Received Millions Upon Millions From Business PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act are actively pushing a new non-partisan study showing that the lead sponsor of the legislation, Senator Tom ...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

How Labor Can Get 60 Votes On EFCA Without Getting 60 Votes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The labor movement's mostly unspoken tactic to pass the Employee Free Choice Act -- its legislation of generational importance -- seeped out into publ...

Sam Stein

Employee Free Choice Act: Key Senators Express Reservations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in Congress on Tuesday, marking the official launch of what promises to be a fierce legislative battle. L...

Five Things to Know about the Employee Free Choice Act

Andy Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Stern

Corporate interests are bent on lying about EFCA -- they'd have you believe that the bill means the end of the secret ballot, when it simply gives employees the choice to join unions -- not the employers.

Employee Free Choice Act: All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Check back here for updates on the Employee Free Choice Act. The Employee Free Choice Act, sometimes called "card check," is legislation aimed at st...

Union Bill Creates Jobs -- For GOP Operatives

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Danny Diaz's morning e-mails are back. Diaz, until last month the relentless communications director for the Republican National Committee and reliab...

Dems Introducing Card Check Legislation Tuesday

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tomorrow, Democrats in both houses of Congress plan to introduce a union-organizing bill that is labor's top priority for the year, Democratic officia...

Sam Stein

McCaskill: I'm Not Sure We Have Votes On Employee Free Choice Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill said Sunday she was unsure whether she and her fellow Democrats had the votes needed to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, durin...

Sam Stein

EFCA Battle Begins: Senate Hearing Set For Tuesday

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate health committee is set to host the first hearings of the legislative session on the Employee Free Choice Act this Tuesday, a union officia...

Sam Stein

Union Official: Don't Assume Specter Is The Only Republican We Have On EFCA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News that Sen. Arlen Specter will face a primary challenge for the 2010 Senate race has prompted a bit of concern among those hoping that he would ser...