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Edwards Pushes EFCA Again

The Caucus, the political blog of The New York Times, notes that former Sen. John Edwards keeps making grand promises to union officials in hopes of landing their lucre:

And in a nod to unions, whom he has courted with varying success, he said he intends to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers and will pass the Employee Free Choice Act to let workers unionize when a majority of them sign their names on cards.

Of course, the bill isn’t about simplifying the unionizing process for employees — it’s about simplifying the process of getting more members into dues-paying rolls for labor leaders. The ban on permanent replacement of striking workers is a “nice” touch, too.

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