Thursday, March 12, 2009

NRCC leans on Shea-Porter over EFCA

The NRCC has released a statement criticizing U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) because she is a co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Here is the NRCC statement:

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) signed her name on the dotted line yesterday by co-sponsoring the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) – better known as “card-check.” In doing so, the New Hampshire Democrat signaled her support to strip workers of the right to a secret union ballot, a practice that leads to corruption and worker intimidation, not to mention its potential to kill jobs generated by small businesses. Shea-Porter's support of card-check is further proof that she has put the special interests of Big Labor that funded her campaign ahead of the needs of struggling working class families she regrettably misrepresents in Congress.

“By co-sponsoring card-check, Carol Shea-Porter has demonstrated her willingness to pay back union bosses at the expense of New Hampshire workers and their fundamental rights to a secret ballot,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Despite all of her rhetoric about wanting to create jobs for middle-class Americans, Shea-Porter is supporting this job-killing bill that threatens to make the workplace a site for corruption and coercion. Now, with unemployment continuing to climb, it’s time for Shea-Porter to explain why she has embraced the needs of the special interests that filled her campaign coffers at the expense of her own constituents.”