While organizations representing long-term care services are working hard to convince Congress to include support for long-term care in healthcare reform legislation, there is another issue they see as a serious threat to continued financial viability: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). That legislation, a priority of organized labor and previously supported by President Obama, would allow workers in a non-union workplace to organize simply by checking a card rather than holding an election, as is currently the case. Business groups, led by the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, have mounted a massive campaign against the measure. The controversial bill was placed in even deeper trouble in early April after moderate Arkansas Democrat Sen Blanche Lincoln said she would oppose it, saying she cannot support and will not support moving it forward in its current form.
Union card check: The coming storm Bob Gatty Long-Term Living; May 2009; 58, 5; Docstoc pg. 14 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner.
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