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    Card Check: "I'm not dead yet"

    02/01/2010

    At least according to AFL-CIO President Richard Tumka, who is predicting card check will pass this year. 

    Trumka said that lawmakers would pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) as well as healthcare reform this year, despite Republicans having picked up enough votes in the Senate to sustain a filibuster.

    "I think we'll get health care done and I think we'll get labor law reform done before the year's up," Trumka said during an appearance on CNN.

    This, of course, is after card check was supposed to pass last year when the President was riding on a wave of popularity early on in the term, Democrats had a super-majority, and it wasn't an election year.  One would think that if they couldn't get this already unpopular bill through with all that on their side, things will be a big stickier in 2010.

    Good luck with that, Big Labor.