Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is still scheming on behalf of labor bosses to force a vote on Card Check that would short circuit legislative procedures, according to the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW).
Under the Card Check provision of the Employee Free Choice Act the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would be required to certify a union without a secret ballot election, if labor representatives obtained signatures from 51 percent of a company’s workforce. This would effectively remove the secret ballot from the workplace in union organization elections, according to business groups and conservative critics of the proposal.
Despite talk of a possible compromise that would drop the Card Check provision while keeping other key items such as binding arbitration, Reid reportedly is crafting a new strategy to force the legislation through in its original form, according to anonymous senior Democratic aides quoted by Roll Call.
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