Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Senate GOP Votes Against The People

Senate GOP stops pro-union legislation

June 26, 2007



WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a bill that would allow labor unions to organize workplaces without a secret ballot election.

Democrats were unable to get the 60 votes needed to force consideration of the Employee Free Choice Act, ending organized labor’s chance to win its top legislative priority from Congress.

The final vote was 51-48. ...(full article)

It's sort of disappointing, but getting the bill this far is real progressive. Every Democrat in the Senate voted yes. You can send a 'thank you' fax to Senators Murray and Cantwell for voting yes on the Employee Free Choice Act at the Working Families e-Activist Network

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