A group that continues to push for opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act, the Coalition for Arkansas Jobs (CAJ), released the completed questionnaires of its candidate surveys today from Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D), Rep. John Boozman (R) and Rep. Mike Ross (D).
Lincoln and Boozman are vying for their party’s Senate nominations, while Ross is running for re-election to Congress.
Lincoln and Boozman re-affirmed their opposition to EFCA, also known as “card check,” which would allow unions to more easily organize.
CAJ says that both candidates pledged “to oppose any legislation that replaces the secret ballot with a card check system or allows a government arbitrator to force businesses and workers into a contract without their approval.”
Republican Senate candidates Gilbert Baker, Curtis Coleman, Kim Hendren, and Fred Ramey, and Democratic candidate D.C. Morrison have all completed the group’s questionnaire in opposition to the measure.
The big news is Ross’ switch.
Ross, who has co-sponsored the card-check bill in three previous Congressional sessions and voted in favor of the bill in 2007, said he now opposes the legislation.
First District Congressional candidate Terry Green is the only candidate to have completed a form without stating opposition to provisions of the bill. Green said he is undecided on parts of the legislation.
You can access a candidate list on the subject at the CAJ web site here.