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Labor leader says 'card check' will wait until after healthcare

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

A top labor official said Monday that President Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have indicated that they will not bring up "card check" legislation until after health care reform is done in Congress.

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, the expected incoming president of the influential union, pledged during a web chat on the liberal blog firedoglake that organized labor would work to pass health care reform in order to move onto one of its top priorities, the Employee Free Choice Act.

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