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_______________________________________________________________________  EFCA UPDATE  9/15/09:  The Washington Post, Capital Briefing

Senator Arlen Specter told union officials that the
Employee Free Choice Act will be passed this year and "will be totally satisfactory to labor." 
Spector is confident package would get the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.

  • Would include secret-ballot elections in the workplace.
  • Sharply limits time between organizers' declaration and the day of the vote.
  • Organizers would be guaranteed access to workers if employers held mandatory anti-union meetings on company time.
  • Employer Penalties for breaking labor law rules would be triple what they are today.
  • Revised bill would go with "last best offer arbitration."
  • Spector is confident package would get the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.

Search the Library of Congress, THOMAS for current update on EFCA. 
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Health Care Bill 
To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.

HR3200: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009
Senate Finance Committee Version: America's Healthy Future Act of 2009

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