Labor "Outhustled" on Card Check
Today the Los Angeles Times ran the following headline: Labor unions find themselves card-checkmated. The article details how the business community has united around the Card Check issue and effectively engaged grassroots opposition.
Click HERE for the full article. Here are some select excerpts:
"When it came to key senators, business interests outmuscled labor. Lincoln, for example, reported overwhelmingly more calls and letters from business interests and their supporters than from the union side. And thanks to "airlift" programs run by the Chamber of Commerce and allied groups, some key senators received far more personal visits in Washington from card-check opponents than from supporters."
"We were outspent, outhustled and outorganized," said one chagrined union advisor who was not authorized to speak by name.
"The legislation is severely challenged," said John Wilhelm, hospitality president of Unite Here -- the textile, hotel and culinary workers' union. "The unified business community has been so strident about the issue, they have effectively achieved solidarity among Republican senators."