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Sen. Feinstein Caught on Card Check

ACCE Webmaster on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 3:25:00 pm

California Senator Diane Feinstein finds herself at the center of the ongoing Card Check saga.  Sen. Feinstein has broken party rank and expressed reservations about the Employee Free Choice Act in the past, and now states that she is working to find "middle ground."

She is facing pressure at home from organized labor, but visiting delegations of local chamber members from across California re taking their message directly to Washington.

Feinstein, who has proposed a compromise whereby workers would mail in ballots, was unswayed by either side. "I am working to find common ground between the needs of both business and labor in order to reach a bipartisan solution," she said in a statement.

No way out?: Equally unswayed was Scott Raty, CEO of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, who along with members of the Santa Clara, Mountain View and Fresno chambers and a handful of Bay Area small-business owners, were part of the U.S. Chamber's approximately 280-person strike force. "What it really compromises is the secret ballot. There's just no meeting of the minds on this," he said.

Click  to read the full article from the San Fransisco Chronicle.

We have planned a workshop about Card Check for the ACCE Annual Convention in Raleigh - Card Check: Lessons Learned on Friday, July 31 at 11:15 am.  Gene Barr, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce will recap where we are, where we've come, and where we're going in the Card Check debate.  He'll also pull out lessons learned for the broader chamber community on grassroots organization, communications strategy and coordinated advocacy efforts.

Don't miss this session.  Sign up for the ACCE Convention today to take advantage of early bird registration rates.  Early bird rates end June 12.

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