AFL-CIO Boosts Efforts To Pass Union Law

Law360, New York (January 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The AFL-CIO is increasing its efforts to drum up support for the union-friendly Employee Free Choice Act, a key piece of bipartisan legislation pending in Congress that the labor federation vows would significantly improve the lives of workers nationwide.

AFL-CIO organizing director Stewart Acuff told reporters during a conference call on Wednesday that while the fight to protect workers’ rights to organize isn’t new, “what is new is that the time is right to escalate this fight.”

“The 2006 congressional elections set the stage for union...
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