The rumor of card-check death is greatly exaggerated

Mark Twain’s famous quote is what Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) paraphrased to thousands of progressive activists at the America’s Future Now conference this week regarding the Employee Free Choice Act.

That’s what the People’s Weekly World reported last week. It was in response to articles circulated online suggesting that “card-check” — joining a union by signing a card — is “dead” because of Democratic compromises.

Our labor editor John Wojcik got an exclusive interview with Harkin at the America’s Future conference. Harkin, the point-person in the Senate for the Employee Free Choice Act, said there are five compromise bills under consideration and every one of them keeps card-check in place. Two of the five compromises had been reported in the People’s Weekly World earlier.

That’s just one live story we are reporting from the America’s Future conference, where progressive labor, political action, health care, civil rights, youth and student activists and more gather to push forward a progressive agenda for America. In addition, the People’s Weekly World has a table there with sample copies of the newspaper and other reading materials.

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