Okay, so today is not “Best of…” as I had promised on Friday. This story is too important to pass on. The New York Times is reporting that Senate Democrats may have worked out a compromise on the Employee Free Choice Act that would eliminate its controversial card check provisions. The equally controversial mandatory arbitration provisions remain in the floated compromise.
For more info on this evolving story, check out what some of my fellow bloggers have to say:
- The EFCA Report: EFCA "Compromise": Quick Elections and More...
- World of Work: Democrats Delete Card Check from Employee Free Choice Act
- Dan Schwartz: EFCA "Compromise" in the Works?
- The Word on Employment Law with John Phillips: EFCA: Card Check Bites Dust
- Workplace Prof Blog: New EFCA Compromise, with no Card-Check
- Labor Pains: Dems Say They Will Drop Card Check From EFCA
- Talking Points Memo: EFCA Compromise? Moderates To Embrace Labor Reform...Without Card Check
- Lawffice Space: EFCA Only Part-Dead
Before we all get excited that card check might be going the way of the dodo, let me suggest that Senate Democrats floated this story to the Times as a trial balloon to see if enough moderates would bite to pass some form of labor reform this year. In other words, the only way we’ll know if there is a compromise is if and when President Obama signs the law. Stay tuned for more information on this story as it develops.
The rest of the week … best of (I think).
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