ASA members visited 42 Senate and House offices during the recent Legislative Fly-In to Washington D.C., and pushed the association’s position on the Employee Free Choice Act, Inheritance Tax Repeal and ASA’s WATER ACT with Senators and Representatives.
During the 18 senate appointments, ASA attendees were encouraged to hear that The Employee Free Choice Act (commonly referred to as Card Check) most likely will not come up for a vote in its present form. Most of the Senators expressed opposition to the elimination of the secret ballot in the Card Check bill before Congress. “Our members did a good job of explaining the difficulty with the current legislation and how it would impact their businesses,” said ASA Executive Vice PresidentMike Adelizzi. “We will need to be diligent in keeping the pressure on so another version doesn’t sneak in. With the ASA Convention being held in Washington later in the fall and hundreds of our members going to The Hill, I’m encouraged that we can keep this bottled up,” said Adelizzi.