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Did YOU Get The Memo on Employee Free Choice Act EFCA and Specter?
by Employee Free Choice PRWire News Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Employee Free Choice is Far From Over!

Did YOU Get The Memo on Employee Free Choice Act EFCA and Specter?

TO: All Journalists

FROM: Union Activists and Bloggers

Re: The Employee Free Choice Act

The bill is far from dead. This is just the beginning of Labor Reform and Worker Rights So you better keep an eye on it.

Just today Obama signaled a big shift in labor policy by tapping three veterans of the labor movement for crucial posts within the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board.

Mary Beth Maxwell a founder of the EFCA-advocacy group American Rights at Work, as a senior adviser at the Labor Department and Craig Becker currently associate general counsel for the Service Employees International Union and the AFL-CIO, and a longtime law professor and Mark Pearce labor lawyer nominated to the National Labor Relations Board.

Specter To Switch Parties Washington Post

If you've got any questions, you can try to contact us through our newspaper blogs, twitter, think tanks or local grassroots networks, YOU can count on us to get back to you. Were NOT Going Away!

Specter Switches Parties NY Times

AFL-CIO Statement on Specter Joining the Democratic Party

Sen. Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania announced a short while ago he is switching from the Republican to the Democratic Party. Specter’s vote on the Employee Free Choice Act has been pivotal in determining whether the critical working families’ legislation will pass. Here’s AFL-CIO Legislative Affairs Director Bill Samuel on Specter’s announcement:

We look forward to continuing an open and honest debate with Senator Specter about the issues that are important to Pennsylvania and America. We move forward with the understanding that America’s workers support elected officials based on their positions on issues that matter to working people, not political affiliations.

This is a new day for the Employee Free Choice Act and labor law reform. Sen. Specter has said all along that he recognizes the need to reform our broken labor law system and we will continue to work with Congress to give workers back the freedom to form and join unions and pass legislation that stays true to the principals of the Employee free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act is built on three fundamental principles and we believe a bill that stays true to these will become law:

Workers need to have a real choice to form a union and bargain for a better life, free from intimidation; We have to stop the endless delays; companies can’t just stall to stop workers’ choice; There have to be real penalties for violating the law.

Politico: Specter: I'm not an automatic 60th vote

Specter's statement: "Not defined" by party

Specter proposed barring switches

Obama gives Specter 'full support'

Obama will campaign and raise money for Specter.

Specter: Leaders meeting tomorrow to discuss

Biden spoke with Specter 14 times

He's tried to get Specter to switch for five years.

Specter's first party switch

GOP leaders: It's not our fault

They say they're not to blame for Specter’s defection.

Republicans rip Specter

Steele: Move not 'based on principles'

About one vote short, labor leaders lean heavily on Specter to close the gap.

Specter switch could help labor bill

Specter, Democrats, Labor and EFCA [Peter Kirsanow]

Stern: A 'truer picture,' and maybe cloture vote, expected

Analysis of Today's Events Specter has Only Three (3) Moves Support EFCA Support Couture or Support a Compromise Bill.

Remember He Left a DOOR Open for Compromise and a Change of Position if the Economy Changes When He Stated He Could not Support EFCA!

SPECTER Cannot Win Reelection if Labor Doesn't Support Him!

Look for Other Republicans to JUMP SHIP!

Tags: Arlen Specter Specter, Senator Specter, Democrats, Republicans, Labor, EFCA, Employee Free Choice Act, GOP, Employee Free Choice, AFL-CIO, Union Blogs, Unions

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