Card Check: L.A. AFL-CIO Says Bill Introduction Next Monday

By March 2, 2009Labor Unions

From the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO:

Street Dialing for Good Jobs
Join us as we phone bank Senator Feinstein from the streets of L.A. in support of the Employee Free Choice Act

On Monday, March 9th Congressman George Miller and Senator Ted Kennedy are expected to introduce the Employee Free Choice Act into the House of Representatives.

This is the first step in the long fight to make the Employee Free Choice Act the law in this country. We have a lot of work to do, including convincing Senator Feinstein that the Employee Free Choice Act is good for workers, our communities and critical to rebuilding our economy because it opens the door for us to earn better wages, health care and retirement benefits by signing a card to join a union.

Event Details

Monday, March 9th @ noon
Downtown L.A. Federal Building
312 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Street dialing? Is that a hip new mobilization technique?

Anyway, this is the first indication from any labor organization as to the day of the introduction. Interesting that the union activists think Senator Feinstein needs persuasion. She cosponsored the bill in 2008.

UPDATE (8:15 a.m. Tuesday): More touting of possible introduction at the very excited blog, EFCA Now.

The reason for the early release is to preempt the continued lies by Opposition Groups like The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, their public relation firm Navigators Global and Republican Senators.

The other reason is because both labor, Congressman George Miller and Senator Ted Kennedy believe we have the 60 votes needed to get it passed in the Senate.

Preempt continued lies? How does that work exactly — time travel?

In any case, the inability to frame the pro-Employee Free Choice Act in any other form than “Unions are Good, Opponents are Lying” bespeaks a fundamental weakness in the argument for the legislation.

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