Senate Rejects Controversial Labor Law

Law360, New York (June 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate rejected a bill on Thursday that would have made it easier to unionize workers and allowed for more punitive sanctions against employers.

The Senate voted 51 to 48 on a motion to consider the bill, falling short of the required 60 votes. The bill will not likely reach the Senate floor for debate.

The Employee Free Choice Act would have amended the National Labor Relations Act to eliminate the need for secret-ballot elections, which have been a prerequisite for certifying unions as employee...
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