Some Senators are having doubts about making it easier for workers to unionize.
would give more power to labor unions, dealing a setback to labor's top
priority as businesses warn of the damage the bill would cause.
The battle over the "Employee Free Choice Act" — expected to be
introduced Tuesday — is seen as a power struggle among labor unions
and businesses, as well as a test of whether moderate Democrats and
Republicans will push back on Democratic congressional leaders and the
At least six Senators who have voted to move forward with the
so-called card-check proposal, including one Republican, now say they
are opposed or not sure — an indication that Senate Democratic leaders
are short of the 60 votes they need for approval.