Washington, D.C. — Recently speaking to the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas, Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) reaffirmed her opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) commonly referred to as “Card Check”.
Senator Lincoln dismissed rumors that she now supported Senator Specter’s (D-Penn.) version of EFCA saying business and labor groups, not lawmakers, should be the ones to work out a compromise on a union organizing bill.
The Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF) applauds her vocal criticism of this flawed legislation.
“Senator Lincoln hit the nail on the head with that statement,” said Brian Johnson, Executive Director of the Alliance for Worker Freedom, “unions and businesses should be able to find consensus on their own, without government intrusion. EFCA is expected to cost 600,000 jobs the first year if passed and will force more and more working Americans into failing union pension plans. Senator Lincoln realizes that only 1 in 160 union workers’ has a pension with the required assets needed to meet future obligations – all Senators know this because we have told them! We are hopeful that more and more members of Senator Lincoln’s party will side with working Americans and not be bought by a special interest group!