Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

EFCA: 19 Months Out

We don’t know how to be much clearer about the matter: Despite failing to get their anti-democratic, anti-worker “Employee Free Choice Act” through a Senate cloture vote today, union bosses have to be pretty pleased with themselves. Why? Because the real fight isn’t about today – it’s about preparing the ground to pass the bill in 2009 (a new, possibly more pliant, president will be inaugurated in 19 months). Some evidence for you skeptics: