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Specter shifts stance to oppose card check

Post Time:Mar 25,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:152

In a setback for organized labor, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will oppose a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions.

Specter was the only Republican to support the Employee Free Choice Act two years ago, and unions were hoping he might be the crucial 60th vote needed to overcome an expected GOP filibuster of the measure when it's taken up this summer, according to a March 24 AP report.

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