Wall Street Journal: The Senate Goes Wobbly on Card Check
January 6, 2009
The Wall Street Journal, in an opinion piece, reports that now that the 2008 elections are over, legislators are expressing less support for the Employee Free Choice Act than they expressed prior to the elections. Union leaders now say that they are being told that the legislation, which would end secret ballot union elections, will not pass soon. Polls show that more than 80% of Americans oppose eliminating union ballots. Senate Republicans, including minority leader Mitch McConnell, are working to make the issue a litmus test of President-Elect Obama’s promise to work with the other side of the aisle.