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Obama Tells AFL-CIO He Will Pass The Employee "Free Choice" Act

Although candidate Obama supported the Employee “Free Choice” Act during the campaign, he had yet to declare whether he would support that bill as president and – if so – when he would press for its passage in Congress. President Obama removed all doubt regarding his position this week as he informed AFL-CIO leaders that “we will pass the Employee Free Choice Act” and supporters are expected to introduce that act in the Senate within the next few weeks. As we previously posted, the “Free Choice” Act would make it easier to form unions as employees could simply sign cards signaling their support for union formation rather than actually conduct an election through secret-ballot elections. For more information on President Obama’s decision to push the Employee Free Choice Act this year, click here

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