THE INTERNET TAX MORATORIUM EXPIRATION

COUNTDOWN

Tell the Senate
to Make the
Moratorium
Permanent.
Click Here to Sign the Petition Before It's Too Late.
00
DAYS
00
HOURS
00
MINUTES
00
SECONDS

Sen. Specter Doublespeak on Employee Free Choice Act


Posted by Chris Prandoni on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009, 1:24 PM PERMALINK


 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        CONTACT: 202-785-0266
17 AUGUST 2009
media@workerfreedom.org
 
Sen. Specter (D-Penn.) “Doublespeak” on Employee Free Choice Act
 
The Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF), an organization established in 2003 to combat anti-worker legislation and promote free and open labor markets is asking Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) to clarify his position on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), aka “card check”.

Sen. Specter in April 2009:
 
In I will not be an automatic 60th vote, and I would illustrate that by my position on Employee Free Choice, also known As Card Check. I think it’s a bad bill and I'm opposed to it and would not vote to invoke cloture.
 
…four months later on August 14th, he changes his mind:
 
Question: Is it fair to say that on the climate legislation, on employee free choice, on a public option healthcare plan, these are all areas where you would be voting with the majority for cloture to have these up or down votes?
 
         Specter: Yes, no doubt about those three issues at all

In March of this year, Sen. Specter was concerned about the economic impact:
         [The] problem of the recession make this a particular bad time to enact employees choice legislation. Employers understandably complain that adding a burden would result in further job losses
 
…only three months later in June, the Senator again switched his opinion at a rally:
 
I think you will be satisfied with my vote on this issue about union organizing and about first contract.
 
Which is it Sen. Specter?
 

More from Americans for Tax Reform

hidden