Blog for Iowa: Labor Update: Reflections on Health Care Reform and the Employee Free Choice Act
Excerpted from this post at Blog for Iowa
Had the Democrats not lost the Senate race in Massachusetts, today we'd be winding down negotiations on final passage of health care reform and moving toward the urgent matter of jobs creation and passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. I won't speculate as to why the Massachusetts race was lost – there are as many good reasons as there are lame excuses. Instead, I will forge ahead and talk about jobs. because the two – jobs and health care – are so intricately linked, Congressional Democrats should have married the two from the get-go in the 111th Congress.