Entries from Pat Cleary.com tagged with 'Card check'

'Feinstein, Specter Compromises Pave the Way for Passage of Employee Free Choice Act'

Here's a worrisome story from Jane Hamsher at the Huffington Post by the above title. It is worrisome because of its credibility. Here are the opening two paragraphs: "New compromise measures supported by Diane Feinstein and Arlen Specter may pave...

Sen. Ben Nelson: Card Check 'A Fool's Errand'

A very lucid comment from Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) about card check, to Fox News yesterday: "You take away the arbitration issue, and you still have the ‘card check’, so that doesn’t work. You take away the ‘card check’ and...

NLRB: Most Elections Held Within 38 Days

The WaPo features a roundtable of sorts on card check today, with voices pro and con. But the anti-democracy advocates keep repeating some old and tired canards. Among them is this notion that elections are subject to interminable delays by...

The Battle Over Card Check: Just Beginning

Here's a good piece by Andie Coller of The Politico for those who thought the card check would just go gently into that good-night. It notes that during this current Congressional recess, unions have "rolled out a national TV ad...

Sen. Blanche Lincoln a 'No' on Card Check

Dealing what is likely a death blow to the anti-democracy card check bill as we know it, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) has announced she will stand with the forces of democracy and not support the card check bill, according to...

Card Check Update: As Support Weakens in Senate, Dems Scramble for Half a Loaf

The Hill reported yesterday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) continues to express great skepticism about the card check bill and still refuses to be a co-sponsor, an article of faith for virtually all of her Democrat colleagues. Today, The Hill...

Card Check: We've Seen This Movie Before

Kurt Vonnegut in a lecture once sketched out the plot line of the majority of the world's stories on a graph: The line goes up, great good fortune. Then the line goes down - "Oh, hell," in Vonnegut's words, and...

Harkin Seeking a Compromise on Card Check?

That's the word according to Roll Call as reported by Brian Faughnan in this post on RedState.com. Not sure that's a comforting notion. Labor will take any improvements it can get, then count ten, declare them ineffective, wait for the...

On Card Check, DiFi 'On the Fence'?

That's what Glenn Thrush is happily reporting on his blog over at The Politico, i.e., that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) a co-sponsor of the anti-democracy card check bill last time around, has maybe come to her senses and has decided...

'A solution to the coming card check battle'

Here's a story by that name that ran in Fortune back in January. It profiled an effort by strange bedfellows Rich Bensinger, former organizing director of the AFL-CIO and Dick Schubert, former Deputy Secretary of Labor in Republican Administrations. Bensinger...

A Pro-Management Tilt?

Further to yesterday's post on this part of the WaPo story on card check: "It is the pro-management tilt in the current laws, unions say, that explains why only 7.5 percent of private-sector workers belong to unions, down from 36...

This seems a little premature....

From Mike Allen's Playbook on Politico: "BREAKING: Unions rejoice as some businesses begin compromising on the legislation they call “card check.” An authoritative business source tells us: “99.9% won’t.” Still, a top labor official e-mails us: “I’m dancing a jig...

On Card Check, A Compromise?

Props to Alec MacGillis of the WaPo, who's doing a pretty good job of covering the card check story. Here's an update from about an hour ago on a story that ran this a.m., that Costco, Starbucks and Whole Foods...

Card Check Update: It's the Democracy, Stupid!

Thanks to Jim Gray for supplying lots of fodder these days. Here are two good ones: -- Bad news for labor: Only 9% of non-union workers want to join a union. Just think about how many current union members would...

Tech Community in 'Uproar' over Card Check

Add one more voice to the growing chorus of job creators out there who support democracy and oppose the card check bill. A story in today's WaPo - in the Business section by tech writer Kim Hart - notes that...

Card Check Raises Issues of Democracy

Interesting article on card check in today's WaPo by Alec MacGillis, who's doing his level best to cover a very unfamiliar issue, ties the issue of card check to "Broader Capitalism Issues," per the headline. But in fact, the card...

On NPR: Card Check and Obfuscation

For you true suckers for punishment out there, here's a one hour show that aired on NPR today on the topic of card check. It features on the union side both Steve Greenhouse of the New York Times (who's ostensibly...

Big Shockeroo: EFCA Sponsors Get Lots of Union $$

Here's another -- more accurate -- story from The Politico today, noting that the two main sponsors of the card check bill -- Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) -- have received a combined $3.5 million in...

For The Politico, No Fact Check on Card Check

Here's the story that was spoon-fed by the SEIU to The Politico yesterday, reporting that the SEIU was sending 300 people to protest at the US Chamber because of the Chamber's apparent defense of democracy through their opposition to card...

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