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Sen. Specter Throws Roadblock In Front Of EFCA

Law360 (March 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A key moderate Republican senator has come down against the proposed Employee Free Choice Act, a move that could jeopardize the bill's passage in the U.S. Senate amid rising debate in Congress and elsewhere over the controversial labor measure.

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said Tuesday that he wouldn't support a vote allowing debate in the Senate on the EFCA, which would do away with the secret elections that currently determine whether or not workers want to organize and replace them with a card-check procedure that would...
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