Today’s Washington Post (12/9/08) features an article on the possibilities for Employee Free Choice Act– a measure that would recognize card-check unionization drives. EFCA has been pushed by labor groups and their allies, and the Post envisions the real battle is to come–hence the headline, “Battle Deepens Over Union Organizing: Labor May Be Key Issue for New Congress.”
But in the Post, it’s not much of a battle at all–judging, at least, by whom the paper decides to quote. Three critics of the measure are cited: Rick Berman of the Center for Union Facts, Katie Packer of the Workforce Fairness Institute and Republican political strategist Mark McKinnon. Weighing in for other side is one source–Greg Denier of the labor group Change to Win–who is quoted in the second-to-last paragraph of the story.