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ANTI - EFCA Group Plants False Story about Senator Feinstein Not Supporting EFCA
by Employee Free Choice EFCA/Prwire News Wednesday, Jun. 03, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Feinstein Denies Report That She's Fully Opposed To EFCA after The business community trumpeted the news, with the Workforce Fairness Institute blasting the story out to a list of reporters.

ANTI - EFCA Group Workforce Fairness Institute Plants False Story about Senator Feinstein Not Supporting The Employee Free Choice Act

Senator Diane Feinstein's office is denying reports that the California Democrat is firmly and completely opposed to the union-backed Employee Free Choice Act.

On Wednesday, the station KHTS-AM reported that, during a meeting with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, Feinstein told attendees that she would not support EFCA -- which would allow for more avenues to unionization -- regardless of how the measure was watered down in negotiations.

"She will not vote for the bill," John Shaffery, the vice president for the SCV Chamber Board of Directors, was quoted as saying. "And she will not support any modification allowing the process to bypass secret ballots, and she believes that now is not the right time for this type of legislation given the downturn in the economy."

The business community trumpeted the news, with the Workforce Fairness Institute blasting the story out to a list of reporters.

But was the victory lap a bit premature? Reached on the phone, an aide to Feintstein said the report was not accurate.

"This guy John Shaffery does not speak for the Senator," said the Senator's main spokesperson, Gil Duran, who added that a statement clarifying the remarks would be issued this afternoon.

Speaking on background, a confidant of the senator went a bit further. "This must be [Shaffery's] first rodeo because the story...


Feinstein Denies Report That She's Fully Opposed To EFCA

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