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That Pesky EFCA

That Pesky EFCA

Summer brings out all sorts of "pesky" creatures - flies, mosquitoes, bees, etc. - that, no matter what you, never seem to disappear. Kind of like the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" (EFCA; HR 1409/S 560), also known as "card check." In an address to the AFL-CIO's Executive Council on August 4, President Obama said that "Getting EFCA through the Senate is going to be tough, but we're going to keep pushing." He also made it clear that if card check Read more [...]
Laboring Away

Laboring Away

Between now and Election Day 2010 (195 days away), Congress and the Obama Administration have a full plate, including financial regulatory reform, climate change and energy, and other priorities. One area where we could see some action is on several labor issues. Here are few possibilities: While the legislative outlook for the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" (HR 1409/S 560, aka "card check") remains unclear, there most likely will be attempts to implement aspects of the Read more [...]
Oh, the Madness of March

Oh, the Madness of March

The 2010 NCAA men's basketball tourney has lived up to hype and has given us some thrilling performances and unexpected outcomes. (Butler in the Final Four? Kansas ousted in the second round?) But the real "March Madness" has been playing out not on the hardwood courts around the country, but right here in our nation's capital. Think back on the month of March - Congress and the Administration have had a very full (and sometimes brutal) month. Here are a few things that Read more [...]