Labor may have been set back on card check, as the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday. But as we said, that shouldn’t be a reason for opponents of card check to become complacent.
The Politico details Senator Tom Harkin’s continued efforts to reach compromise with Democrats holding out on EFCA.
According to lobbyists and aides, Senators Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Jim Webb of Virginia, and Dianne Feinstein of California are involved in “preliminary talks” to modify the card check provision of EFCA. Arkansas Senator Blanche Linclon, who said she did not support the most recent version of EFCA, has not been included in talks.
Some of the proposed compromises include restricting (but not removing) the use of arbitration, “speeding” up elections, and allowing mail-in ballots instead of cards. The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace has already refuted these proposals.