Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What Future for EFCA?

By Ben Trott

Labour journalist, lawyer and ex-union organiser Steve Early has a piece on the Monthly Review Zine website. He speculates that the implementation of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) - one of the key current demands from labour and a condition placed on Obama in return for the Change to Win Federation's endorsement - may be slipping off the President-elect's agenda.

Early explains that not only did the introduction of EFCA not feature in his November 25 presentation of his senior economic team, but Rahm Emanuel, who will serve as Obama's Chief of Staff, is said to have refused to state whether the White House would support the legislation when pressed on the issue in early-November.

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