Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) has a choice to make. He can stand with the workers of his state, or the union bosses. It’s that simple. A vote for cloture on the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill will tell every worker in the Keystone State that he does not mind efforts by union bosses to intimidate and coerce them into paying union dues.
Interestingly enough, Big Labor has just raised the stakes.
In what should be tantamount to a quid pro quo, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and AFL-CIO are suggesting that Sen. Specter can gain their endorsement if he votes for the Bill.
Workers or union bosses?
Workers or union political contributions?
Workers or raw coercive power?
It seems like the choice is clear for the Senator. Time will tell where his heart is.