UPDATED: Blanche Lincoln Against Employee Free Choice Act

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Apr. 6, 2009 1:18 pm  

Sen. Blanche Lincoln tells a meeting of the Little Rock Political Animals Club that she will oppose the Employee Free Choice Act.

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"During my remarks today, I outlined the priorities that I’m focused on to get Arkansas and our nation back on track economically. They are job creation, health care reform, energy reform, investment in public education and tax cuts for middle class working families.

"Even though the Employee Free Choice Act is not on this priority list, it is receiving a lot of attention in the news and is the focus of many of my conversations with constituents on both sides of the issue. I consider both the labor and the business communities to be my friends. However, now that we need all hands on deck, including business and labor, to get our economy moving again, this issue is dividing us.

"While I may not have been clear about my position in the past, I am stating today that I cannot support Employee Free Choice Act in its current form and I can’t support efforts to bring it to Senate consideration in its current form. I will consider alternatives that have the support of both business and labor but my pledge today is to focus my full attention on the priorities I have mentioned that affect every working family in Arkansas."




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