Senate Rejects ‘Card Check’ Legislation

The U.S. Senate yesterday rejected H.R. 800, known as the “Employee Free Choice Act,” which would have eliminated the need for secret ballots in voting on unionization of employees at a business.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate yesterday rejected H.R. 800, known as the “Employee Free Choice Act,” which would have eliminated the need for secret ballots in voting on unionization of employees at a business. The “card-check” measure, which would have allowed unions to organize based on a majority of workers signing authorization cards, failed to get enough votes to move ahead for further consideration, after previously passing in the House of Representatives. Retailers, including Food Market

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