Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wary of card-check bill, tech lobbying against it

The state seal of Virginia.Image via WikipediaHigh Tech Business Worry About Card Check

A newly elected Dem in the House admits he was "surprised" by opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act.


Most business groups are taking that position. I am surprised that someone running for office could miss that much of their constituency!

A little over a month before his election to Congress, Gerry Connolly sat down with dozens of technology company executives from the area he was running to represent.

But the Fairfax County Board chairman also found himself defending the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a controversial proposal to expand union membership. “They spoke in almost apocalyptic terms and they made it clear they didn’t support it,” said Connolly, a Democrat, who would end up winning the race to replace Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who did not run for reelection.

“I was a little surprised by the vehemence of the argument against the bill.”

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