Card Check: President Says He Supports ‘EFCA’

By September 7, 2009Briefly Legal, Labor Unions

In his Cincinnati speech today, President Obama told the labor crowd “I support EFCA,” actually using the acronym, in order “to level the playing field.” One way to ensure not being quoted verbatim: Use acronyms that mean nothing to most people.

He quickly moved on to touting his signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which opens the floodgates to old, impossible-defend employment discrimination lawsuits against businesses. That’s not the way he described it, though.

In Pittsburgh, Vice President Joe Biden today said the Employment Free Choice Act will pass. He didn’t say what version of the legislation he meant.

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