Card Check: Trouble on the Labor Front

By May 19, 2009Labor Unions

A good overview story on the politics of the Employee Free Choice Act from Tom Hamburger of The Los Angeles Times, “Labor unions find themselves card-checkmated“:

Today, thanks to those and other defections, key components of the bill are in serious jeopardy. And the legislation has produced one of the biggest surprises in Washington since Democrats swept the White House and Congress: The nation’s labor unions, which organized so effectively last year to help elect President Obama, have been outmaneuvered so far on their top priority by their opponents in the business community.

“We were outspent, outhustled and outorganized,” said one chagrined union advisor who was not authorized to speak by name.

Heck, we might throw in outblogged, too. But here’s another possibility to consider:


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