According to AFL-CIO spokesman Marty Marks, a vote in the Senate on the Forced Unionism Card Check bill is “imminent.” ”Everything has kind of been waiting on Al Franken being seated in Minnesota,” Marks said during a visit to Somerset, Massachusetts. “Once that happens things are going to move pretty quickly.”
Interestingly, Marks also said that Sen. Arlene Specter’s vote was being counted upon to get the requisite 60 votes. “He’s part of our formula for 60 votes. We believe he’s going to come through,” Marks said of the Pennsylvania legislator.