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Will Obama support the Employee Free Choice Act?

When asked by the Daily KOS if Obama’s support for the Employee Free Choice Act was still strong, Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said, “Yes.”

Union members started to question the incoming president’s commitment after confusion caused by Rahm Emanuel in November when he seemed to blow off questions about support of this labor priority. The right wing started rumbles that labor had been stabbed in the back and would be forgotten.

It seemed as if the incoming White House chief of staff had shown only weak or even no support for the chances of the EFCA and did not state the EFCA would be a priority.

Emanuel seemingly dodged the topic of the EFCA when asked and some were concerned, wondering if this meant that that Obama would delay or renege on his promises to labor groups.

Stories started in the blogosphere, asking if Obama would drop his support of the legislation.

Following the tradition of the Obama campaign the answer to the question was quick and direct, especially as the right would like nothing more than to stop the EFCA and paint the failure as as Obama lying to labor.

Will Obama support the EFCA…………….. YES!

If you think it is bad now, over at PolitickerME.com follow this link to read about

The worst is yet to come

http://www.politickerme.com/wallyedgeme/3479/worst-yet-come

to get a great story on what your future looks like as a State employee. Some great reporting, some very scary stuff. I recommend you ask all of your negotiation teams to read this article. It doesn’t mean we work for free and donate our cars to the Maine Revenue Service, but you have to know how the legislature sees the future.

As usual TurnMaineBlue catches the good stuff. Bush can’t be satisfied ruining the economy, ecology as he leaves office, he feels the need to attack Unions again. You need to put TurnMaineBlue on your favorites, they hit the best in both local and national level politics with a wide range of contributors.

As a state employee I can just see how most of the right would like to pass the same laws in Maine. Homeland security would declare the State parks to be too important to allow unionization.
Go to TurnMaineBlue for and read about……..

Bush rules some Fed employees can no loner collectively bargain

President Bush issued an executive order on Monday that denies collective bargaining rights to about 8,600 federal employees……….

Mr. Bush said it would be inconsistent with “national security requirements” to allow those employees to engage in collective bargaining…………


by: Gerald


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December 4th, 2008 Posted by narsbars | Employee Free Choice Act, Executive Branch Bargaining, MSEA, MSEA 2008 bargaining survey, MSEA contract, MSEA-SEIU, MSEASEIU, Maine State Employees, SEIU 1989, furlough days, state employee lay offs | no comments

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