Employee Free Choice Act set to sneak up on Senate next year

Despite months of virtual gridlock, Congress is grinding toward some form of health care reform. Once the health care debate is either resolved or postponed, the next item on the legislative agenda is likely to be the Employee Free Choice Act, or EFCA.

The bill essentially amounts to a quid pro quo payback for the labor unions that poured over $400 million into Democratic campaigns last year. That’s a lot of money, but if EFCA becomes law those unions will have gotten a bargain.

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