Does Obama Still Support the Employee Free Choice Act?
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Rahm Emanuel recently spoke at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council conference, and explained that Barack Obama would pursue an ambitious agenda, and planned to " throw long and deep." A member of the business audience asked about Obama's support for the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for workers to form unions through a "card check" process. Emanuel responded, "Let me take your question and go somewhere else."
The obviously evasive response drew chuckles, but generated some doubts. Was Emanuel signaling wavering support for EFCA, or was he simply trying to emphasize areas of agreement between Obama and the business crowd, trying to lighten the mood on a contentious issue?
This helps bring some clarity.