WASHINGTON — Newly installed Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., last week signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act, known in the industry as “card check,” just hours after being sworn in. The bill, which would make it easier for unions to organize, is strongly opposed by many business groups, including food retailers. It enjoys near-unanimous support from Democrats, but is opposed by all Senate Republicans. As a Democrat, Franken represents the potential 60th vote that would be ...

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