Sen. Arlen Specter: Party Change Renews Hopes For Employee Free Choice Act

The Senator's likely party change could give necessary votes.

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It looks like the Employee Free Choice Act could be juiced again. From Politico:

A source involved in the talks confirms that Senator Arlen Specter will switch to the Democratic Party, a dramatic move putting the Democrats within reach of two votes in the Senate.

The move stands to put the White House's agenda on a fast-track, and to renew hopes among organized labor for the Employee Free Choice Act.

Specter, if you recall, indicated last month he would oppose so-called "card check" legislation, which would make it easier for employees to unionize, until the economy had improved.

Note : The Senator said in his statement today that his position on the legislation "will not change" with his party change.

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