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Employee Free Choice Act


Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has begun a global organized labor effort to help U.S. unions pass the Employee Free Choice Act. I...

Boosted by Pro-Union Poll, Labor Targets Blue Dog Congressman, AIG, Banks

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

The union movement has been buoyed by a new independent Gallup Poll yesterday showing that a majority of Americans favor the Employee Free Choice Act that would make forming unions eager.

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 | 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.

AIG Bonus Scandal Spotlights the Bankruptcy of Wall Street's "Greed is Good" Values

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Creamer

Greed was never good. Normal people know that, but it has been completely lost on the Wall Street crowd and the American economic elite.

Sam Stein

Unions Targeting GOPers, Including Rep. Shadegg, On EFCA | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of the powerful Service Employees International Union are working members of Congress, including House Republicans, in an effort to drum up su...

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.

A Fairness Issue

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?" - St Augustine. I was surprised when Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) opened up his remarks before ...

Sam Stein

EFCA's Opponents Received Millions Upon Millions From Business PACs | 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 ...

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...

Ryan Grim

Ben Nelson Opposes Employee Free Choice Act | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Nelson will once again be playing a key role in Senate negotiations over a major legislative drive. The centrist Nebraska Democrat told reporters ...

Big Business Lobby Goes to War with Grassroots Workers Over Pro-Union Bill Today

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

The biggest battle between corporate power and workers' rights in over 50 years starts today with the official introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act by leading Democrats in the House and Senate.

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...

Key Dems Wavering In Support Of Labor Bill

Wall Street Journal | MELANIE TROTTMAN and BRODY MULLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Key Senate Democrats are wavering in their support of legislation that would give more power to labor unions, dealing a setback to labor...

Sam Stein

Buffett Opposes EFCA: "I'm Against Card Check" (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Labor leaders and the Obama administration won no favors from Warren Buffett on Monday morning when the famed investor offered unequivocal criticism f...

Sam Stein

SEIU, Chamber Of Commerce Dust Up Started With A Tweet | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It started with a tweet. Though the SEIU and the Chamber of Commerce are the thorniest of political foes -- and their heated opposition on the Emplo...

Sam Stein

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

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

Sam Stein

Biden Endorses Employee Free Choice Act In Miami Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like Barack Obama before him, Vice President Joe Biden offered a one-line endorsement of the Employee Free Choice Act on Thursday in a speech at the b...

The Big Lie about the Employee Free Choice Act

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

America's top CEOs have declared their top legislative priority for 2009 -- to scuttle the bipartisan legislation that would restore workers' freedom to form unions and bargain for a better life.

Gingrich Joins Big Business "Horror Movie" Attacks vs. Workers' Call for Union Rights (Video)

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Despite all the scare-mongering, union strategists are growing increasingly confident that they'll be able to hold on to the few past supporters of the legislation.

Obama's Next Gauntlet: Reviving the Middle Class

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The campaign on EFCA will be fierce. Gaining 60 votes won't be easy. The business community will go all out, claiming that strong unions will ruin America, trample workers' freedoms, drive jobs abroad. But we've tried an economy with weak unions -- and that didn't work out so well. Obama is right to tee this up early even as he struggles to get the economy moving, to get the financial system reorganized, to move on health care and new energy. This is a fight that citizens across the country should join. It will be a critical building block of the new economy that we must construct from the ashes of the old.