This, of course, is contrary to his position just a few months ago opposed the legislation. However, that was before his party switch a month later, which then renewed union bosses' hopes that EFCA would pass, as Specter had to prove his newly-Deomocratic creds.
Speaking at a Netroots Nation meeting earlier today, Specter told the audience that he would support Senate leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring bills (like the Employee Free Choice Act) to the floor of the Senate for an "up or down vote."
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Senator Arlen Specter, the self- described “decisive vote” on a union organizing bill stalled in Congress, reversed his position and said he will support efforts to bring the so-called card-check legislation to a vote.So, there it is. The Senator who as for EFCA, before he was against it, is now for it again.
Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat who left the Republican Party in April, said he expects a vote to occur on a “modified” Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for workers to form a union. “I will support that cloture vote,” Specter, 79, told a bloggers convention in Pittsburgh today, according to his spokeswoman, Kate Kelly.