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Card Check Under Attack

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The New York Times reports:

Intent on blocking organized labor’s top legislative goal, corporations are quietly contributing to lobbying groups with appealing names like the Workforce Fairness Institute and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.

Unfortunetly the Times seeks to “balance” their news report by quoting

  • Sen. John Ensign, Republican of Nevada
  • Mark McKinnon, a media adviser to the presidential campaigns of John McCain and George W. Bush, is a spokesman for the Workforce Fairness Institute
  • John Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers
  • Wal-Mart spokesman David Tovar

And then only interviewing Tom Woodruff, director of strategic organizing for Change to Win, who is for EFCA.

Peter Hart blogs:

The premise of Greenhouse’s piece is that anti-card check forces are gearing up to spend millions of dollars to defeat the bill. They probably don’t need to spend much of that money on media outreach, though.

By the way, isn’t the Workforce “Fairness” Institute such as lovely name?


Written by Jack Stephens

January 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

Posted in Media, Politics, Union

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