Forced Unionization bill looks likely to pass

Politico reports that Harry Reid claims that he has enough votes to pass the forced unionization bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid weighed in on a divisive labor union bill introduced in both chambers of Congress today, saying he's confident he can round up votes to pass the measure in the Senate.

“We'll look and see if we can get enough votes to pass it,” Reid told reporters today. “I certainly think we can.”

Reid said he believed he already had the 60 votes needed to pass the bill — which would make it much easier for labor unions to organize — through its early procedural votes. Sponsors call the legislation the "Employee Free Choice Act," while opponents call it "card check" because it allows workers to simply sign a card if they endorse formation of a labor union instead of going through a traditional union election. . . .



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