Trumka Predicts EFCA Passage In First Quarter Of 2010

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Speaking at the National Press Club this afternoon, AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka made a bold prediction: The Employee Free Choice Act–the flagship legislation of the labor movement–will pass in the first quarter of 2010.

“I think you’ll see the Employee Free Choice Act pass in the first quarter of 2010,” Trumka said. “You’ll have it have some real effect. We’ll start creating and making new jobs in this country again.”

That will probably come as news to a lot of Democrats who are looking to make a quick pivot from health care to a jobs bill. Unless EFCA was attached to a bigger jobs package…

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