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Specter, unions & Blank Rome LLP

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Just a thought about Sen. Arlen Specter's shift to the Democratic party:

In March, Specter withdrew support from the Employee Free Choice Act, the controversial "card check" bill which many labor unions list as their top legislative priority (he was the only Republican in the Senate to support the bill in a cloture vote in the last Congress, according to this newsletter from Blank Rome LLP--more on them in a moment). In his party-switching statement, Specter pointedly referred to his opposition to card check as an example of his ongoing independence.

Ron Moore, writing at a labor union site ...

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