Card Check: Rising Bipartisan Opposition

By May 12, 2009Labor Unions

From The Orlando Sentinel, “Dems come out against card check“:

There is a growing roster of Democrats coming out against the White House-backed card check legislation, and now Orlando has its own political A-listers following suit.

Roger Chapin and Joe Kefauver recently formed an advocacy group called Floridians for Responsible Policy (, which will take on the bill that pits business against labor as item No. 1 on its agenda.

Chapin and Kefauver, both longtime Democrats who voted for Barack Obama for president and contributed to Democratic candidates, say the Employee Free Choice Act is bad for a lot of reasons, but first and foremost it represents an “over-reaching” by their party.

“I agree with the right to unionize,” said Chapin, an executive at Mears Transportation, which contended with an attempt to organize last year. “But this tilts the playing field too far.”

Expect scorn and retaliation, gentlemen.

From Talking Points Memo, “Will Unions Back A Green Candidate Against Blanche Lincoln?

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