Companies Cheer Reports Of Card-Check's Death

Law360, New York (July 17, 2009, 5:37 PM EDT) -- With rumors swirling that U.S. senators will nix a potential rule allowing unions to certify bargaining representatives without an election if they gather cards signed by 50 percent of employees in favor of unionizing, management attorneys say companies are breathing a tentative sigh of relief.

Six senators agreed to scrap the card-check provision in the Employee Free Choice Act in order to garner filibuster-proof support to pass the bill through the Senate, while negotiating changes that would instead allow unions to shorten the time frame for...
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