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Union Bill In Jeopardy As Key Senator Drops Support

Law360 (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Citing the troubled economy, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has reportedly backed away from the controversial Employee Free Choice Act, a move that threatens to derail the proposed labor law in Congress.

Joining moderate Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania in withdrawing support for the bill, Feinstein — who co-sponsored the original version in 2007 — said she would seek a compromise measure that would be less divisive, according to a report Friday in the Los Angeles Times.

“This is an extraordinarily difficult economy, and feelings are...
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