AFL-CIO Pledges Votes for Specter; 'Card Check' Bill on the Line
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Angling for a critical Senate swing vote to pass the card check bill that would make it easier to form unions, Pennsylvania labor leaders promised Sen. Arlen Specter that they will switch union members from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party to help him win a tough 2010 primary election, The Washington Times has learned.
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William M. George said he pledged Mr. Specter all kinds of help from the union in a series of meetings to woo the Republican senator's support for the bill, which would ease rules favoring secret-ballot elections to unionize workplaces.
We are pushing to give him help in the primary, including changing Democrats to Republicans for the primary, Mr. George told The Times. It's hard to do because of …
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Publication information: Article title: AFL-CIO Pledges Votes for Specter; 'Card Check' Bill on the Line. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 16, 2009. Page number: A01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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