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Pa. Sen. Specter to oppose card check

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by trickblue, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    I still wouldn't be surprised if he caved...

    Pa. Sen. Specter to oppose card check
    Associated Press Writer

    Sen. Arlen Specter has told a business lobbying group he will vote against a bill that makes it easier for workers to form unions.

    The Pennsylvania Republican's decision is a major blow to organized labor's efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act this year.

    Specter was the only Republican to support the bill two years ago. Unions were counting on him as the crucial 60th vote needed to overcome an expected GOP filibuster of the measure when it's taken up later this summer.

    Specter informed John Engler, head of the National Association of Manufacturers, of his decision to oppose the bill.
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    is this the guy so gung-ho over Roger GOodell?
  3. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Good the last thing we need is more unions. They use to be desperately needed now they just force employers to overpay for meanial labor.
  4. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Agreed. They don't do a blasted thing for you. I am required to be part of a union in order to work for the State of Alaska. Its the AFSCME union. One of the biggest and probably the worst union on the planet. All they due is jack our dues and that's it. Oh they want to say they are for the employee, but i have worked long enough to figure them out. It's just a joke. Meanwhile they get fat and rich off each and every one of us.

    We have tried to vote them out a time or 2, but they just take everyone to court and tie things up, then work the back channels to get a vote and shmooze employees over until they are sure they won't get a bad vote.

    It is pathetic.

    They endorse whoever they wish too, that bothers me. They never poll the membership on who the union should back as far as elections go. It's always pro democrat and I mean ALWAYS pro democrat.

    Unions are pathetic nowadays. They make it so hard for employers to get business done.
  5. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I think he's feeling the pressure from the right.

    Currently he's trailing Pat Toomey by double digits in a potential primary.
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    I agree... and he knows this time he is in real danger of losing his seat...

    Besides that, I always felt his hair was inappropriate for a senator...


    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Good Point Trick. Maybe Semi-Pro Basketball?

  8. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Is that Richard Simmons?
  9. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Phil Spector

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