The bad news is that the Employee Free Choice Act, which Tula has been writing about in her labor column so effectively, failed to achieve cloture and get a floor vote in the Senate today. The Republicans (every mother-lovin’ one of ’em, save Arlen Specter) voted against it.
The good news: The Democrats held together on an issue very important not only to labor, but to the party’s identity as supporters of American workers.
How often do you see Landrieu and the Nelsons voting with their party on something like this? It’s quite a beautiful sight, actually.
As for Republican “moderates”, once again we see that Oregon’s Smith, Minnesota’s Coleman, New Hampshire’s Sununu, and Maine’s Collins all sided against the rights of workers to organize.
This should be something that bears repeating over and over again as elections roll around. When push comes to shove, the Republicans are a bunch of crooks and pedophiles who really don’t give a happy hootie about workers. The Democrats do. It really is as simple as that.
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