WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate yesterday rejected H.R. 800, known as the “Employee Free Choice Act,” which would have eliminated the need for secret ballots in voting on unionization of employees at a business. The “card-check” measure, which would have allowed unions to organize based on a majority of workers signing authorization cards, failed to get enough votes to move ahead for further consideration, after previously passing in the House of Representatives. Retailers, including Food ...

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