Dems. Announce Anti-Card Check Convention Speaker
1:58 PM, Aug 24, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Earlier today, Democrats announced that Costco CEO Jim Sinegal will be speaking at their convention in September. But while Sinegal has been a faithful supporter of President Obama, even holding a fundraiser for the president at his Washington state home recently, the choice of him as a speaker in Charlotte is likely once again to aggravate labor unions.
After all, Sinegal was a strong opponent of the Employee Free Choice Act--also known as "Card Check"--which was the Obama administration's big labor bill that promised to expand unions and was staunchly opposed by Republicans and business leaders. The bill failed to pass Congress.
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