And yet somehow the NY Times portrays this as some sort of victory for unions? How is it a victory for the unions to lose it press for card check?
The abandonment of card check was another example of the power of moderate Democrats to constrain their partys more liberal legislative efforts. Though the Democrats have a 60-40 vote advantage in the Senate, and President Obama supports the measure, several moderate Democrats opposed the card-check provision as undemocratic.
In its place, several Senate and labor officials said, the revised bill would require shorter unionization campaigns and faster elections.
While disappointed with the failure of card check, union leaders argued this would still be an important victory because it would give companies less time to press workers to vote against unionizing.