Biden, EFCA, AFL and SEIU

A few labor updates. Joe Biden is speaking in Miami to the AFL executive committee. There’s no video of the event but there’s a press pooler in there and the transcript of his remarks will be released later. President Obama endorsed the Employee Free Choice Act in his taped remarks to the group and there’s a lot of interest in how hard Biden will push EFCA in his comments.

Meanwhile, next week, the SEIU will be protesting the various industry groups that are part of the anti-EFCA campaign, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, National Restaurant Association, Food Marketing Institute, Financial Services Roundtable, Business Roundtable, Retail Industry Leaders Association, and American Hotel and Lodging Association.