Big Labor Giveaway Blocked

On Tuesday, June 26, 2007, the U. S. Senate voted on a measure that would have removed even the minimal protection afforded workers by secret ballot elections during union organizing drives. The vote on H.R. 800, the “Employee Free Choice Act of 2007” (more aptly called the “Card Check Scam Bill”) was 51 YEAs, 48 NAYs, 1 Not Voting. The motion needed 60 YEA votes for passage. While, technically, Tuesday’s vote was on a motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consider H.R. 800, if the motion had received the 60 Senate votes necessary to move the bill forward, it would have virtually guaranteed the bill’s passage. Check out how your Senator voted.