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Tell Senate to Vote 'No' on Bill, TCATA Says

Bruce Beggs |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) is calling on members and interested parties to contact their Senators today to urge them to vote “No” on the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800/S. 1041).TCATA is reporting that the Senate will hold a cloture vote on the bill tomorrow morning, June 26.The proposed legislation would amend the National Labor Relations Act to restrict the right of an employer to request a secret-ballot election for employees in union-organizing activities. Effectively making union organization easier, the bill applies to small and large businesses alike, TCATA says.The House passed an amended H.R. 800 in March, the association says.TCATA listed the following Senators as representing “key individual votes”:• Arlen Specter (R-Pa.).• Mary Landrieu (D-La.).• Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.).• Mark Pryor (D-Ark.).• Ken Salazar (D-Colo.).• Ben Nelson (D-Neb.).• Olympia Snowe (R-Maine).• Susan Collins (R-Maine).• Norm Coleman (R-Minn.).• Gordon Smith (R-Ore.).• Ted Stevens (R-Alaska).• Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).• Max Baucus (D-Mont.).• Jon Tester (D-Mont.).• Jim Webb (D-Va.).• John Warner (R-Va.).To find your Senators’ contact information, visit www.senate.gov.

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Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

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