Card Check: Maybe It Was 8,000 or 20,000

By February 17, 2009Labor Unions

From Stewart Acuff, director of organizing, AFL-CIO, writing in The Huffington Post, “Mobilizing for the Employee Free Choice Act“:

On February 4, 2009, 4,000 workers rallied on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and began to deliver the cards, petitions and signatures of one and a half million Americans demanding the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

No. No, there weren’t.

Estimates of the crowd from NAM people at the rally ranged from 400 to 1,000. A wire story reported, “Hundreds of workers staged a rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and delivered a petition with 1.5 million signatures supporting the legislation.” Hundreds. And here’s a photo.  

We had 4,000 people at our rally! And the Employee Free Choice Act doesn’t eliminate the secret ballot!

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