Ted Kennedy

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800/S. 1041) was blocked on the Senate floor, as a procedural attempt to move the legislation forward for debate, and votes fell short, 51-48. Sixty affirmative votes were needed to invoke cloture (cut off debate) on the “motion to proceed” to the bill. The vote fell largely along party lines. PIA/GATF notified all 100 senators that the association opposed the unionization bill and urged a “no position” on the procedural vote. (Thanks to those who took action in opposing the bill.) While a victory for the industry, PIA/GATF members are reminded that this vote was, in some ways,

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