I'm always appreciative of any tips or things you might be hearing about the bill's fate, or your thoughts on why you think it might or might not be good policy.
I offered an argument for the measure earlier this year in the now defunct Conde Nast Portfolio. The bill, then and now, struck me as a modest measure that would probably arrest the decline in union membership, which has been going on for decades. At the moment only 7.5 percent of private sector employees belong to a union, and EFCA would probably give that a charge, though no one can be entirely sure of what the bill would actually do to union membership.
But now, anything that passes is likely to involve compromise that will weaken the impact of the bill further. One labor source tells me that "something" is likely to pass this year but it won't be the original measure that business seems to be able to kill despite the Democrats having 60 votes.
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