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

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


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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