When Congress finally completed its Lame Duck Session in 2010, pro-business government relations professionals breathed a sigh of relief – the “Employee Free Choice Act” – better known as “Card Check” was dead. Again.
In a special session called to override Governor Linda Lingle’s vetoes of numerous bills, the Hawaii state legislature passed Card Check, the top priority for unions in the state as elsewhere in the nation.
After a lifetime in politics, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis has honed the fine art of dodging controversial questions, but here's one issue where she doesn't pull her punches: the 9.4 percent unemployment rate.
Reading the AFL-CIO’s Stewart Acuff’s glib assurances that small businesses will not be harmed by the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, I was reminded of the old parable of the scorpion and the frog.