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Labor Groups Hail Sotomayor Nomination

Judging from organized labor’s reaction, Judge Sotomayor may be a pro-labor justice if her appointment is confirmed by the Senate.  "Judge Sotomayor is a sound, progressive judge who is blessed with a brilliant legal mind," said United Steelworkers President Leo W. Gerard.  Praising her nomination, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney says Sotomayor possesses a “direct and … Continue Reading

EFCA Update: Arlen Specter and “Quickie Elections”

The latest news on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is a possible compromise in which EFCA’s card-check provision is replaced by a "quickie election" procedure – where an election must be held a very short time (a week to three weeks) after the union requests one from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Another possible … Continue Reading
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