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Note to Sweeney: We Accept Your Challange

Last week, responding to the USA Today’s editorial against the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (worth a read), AFL-CIO President John Sweeney wrote that we “don’t want a real debate on the bill.” Give me a break! The only people unwilling to discuss EFCA are the labor unions and their toadies in Congress.

If you’re a regular visitor to either or, you might have noticed our debate challenge counter. A few weeks ago we put it up after American Rights at Work—Sweeney’s front group—refused to debate EFCA. Since then, we’ve reached out to others, including the Minnesota DFL to debate the issue. They’ve all refused to defend their own bill.

So if Sweeney really wants to have a “real debate” about the Employee Free Choice Act, he can have someone of his staff call me at (202) 463-7106. I’ll be waiting by the phone.

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