Congress is “committed to passing the Employee Free Choice Act” and President Obama is “ready to sign it into law,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today told more than 3,000 union members and leaders from 13 unions at the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) in Washington, D.C.
According to The Hill blog, Pelosi told delegates to the BCTD’s 2009 Legislative Conference: Our work in Congress is based on two truths: America’s economy is only as strong as America’s middle class; America’s middle class is only as strong as America’s unions. Other prominent administration officials and congressional leaders set to address the conference include Vice President Joe Biden (via videotape), Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), who is chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). continue reading

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