Tuesday, June 26, 2007

GOP Blocks Vote on Employee Free Choice

The battle for the Employee Free Choice Act moves to the 2008 election after a handful of obstructionist senators have blocked a vote on the bill. On a vote of 51-48, the Senate voted for cloture, that is, shutting off debate. Sixty votes were needed to invoke cloture, end debate, and move to a vote on the bill. So even though a majority of the Senate voted for cloture, a small group of Republicans denied workers a free choice to join a union.

Senators Lincoln and Pryor both voted for cloture. Please contact them and thank them for their support.

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln
Washington D.C. Office
355 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202.228.1371 – Fax
Central Office
912 West Fourth Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

501.375.7064 - Fax

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor
Washington Office
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202.228.0908 – Fax
Main District Office
The River Market
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 401
Little Rock, AR 72201

501.324.5320 - Fax

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