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Unions Stall on EFCA, Advance Elsewhere

The Democratic Congress's failure to pounce instantly to pass the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), also known as the "card check" bill, presents a disappointment for organized labro, since this bill has been the unions' top legislative priority for months. Increased public attention on the legislation's provision undermining secret ballots in union organizing elections, combined with the state of the economy, have pushed it to Congress's back burner. But unfortunately, President Obama seems ready to deliver for Big Labor quickly in other areas, even as Congress drags its feet on card check.  The New York Times reports that Obama is set to repeal four Bush executive orders opposed by organized labor, including "one order that allowed unionized companies to post signs informing workers that they were allowed to decertify the union." For more on card check, see here and here. Below, The Washington Examiner's Mark Tapscott explains EFCA's shifting fortunes.