Retail Labor Union Cheers Obama Victory

Barack Obama's victory in the presidential election was also a triumph for the nation's largest supermarket union, which sees the event as a mandate to reform labor law and organize non-union retailers. The president-elect has said he would support passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would reduce hindrances to organizing unions by replacing the current process of a secret

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama's victory in the presidential election was also a triumph for the nation's largest supermarket union, which sees the event as a mandate to reform labor law and organize non-union retailers.

The president-elect has said he would support passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would reduce hindrances to organizing unions by replacing the current process of a secret ballot with a process of signed cards or a petition. Patrick O'Neill, executi

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