Specter Hints Labor, Dems Agree On EFCA Terms

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 6:39 PM EDT) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., has reportedly hinted that discussions between Democratic lawmakers and labor activists have successfully resolved major differences of opinion over the terms of the Employee Free Choice Act, signaling that the hotly debated bill may be closer to passage.

Specter's remarks at the AFL-CIO convention in Pittsburgh represented a contrast to predictions last month by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that the EFCA will not likely make it up for full consideration before the U.S. Senate this fall.

Specter, whose decision to...
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