WASHINGTON — Both houses of Congress could introduce versions of the Employee Free Choice Act as soon as today, according to reports yesterday.
The bill, which would make it easier for employees to form a union, is strongly opposed by retailers and Republicans but has strong support from Democrats and organized labor. A version passed the House last year but died in the Senate.
According to Washington news website politico.com, it is uncertain whether the bill has enough support to get through the Senate this year, despite the increased Democratic majority, and could be delayed until well into next year.
Both President Obama and Vice President Biden recently mentioned their support for the measure in public addresses.
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