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Chamber of Commerce boasts about having ‘planted’ anti-union article in the Wall Street Journal.

By Ali Frick  

"Chamber of Commerce boasts about having ‘planted’ anti-union article in the Wall Street Journal."

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Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal carried a front-page story warning that “[k]ey Senate Democrats are wavering in their support” of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), making it “more likely the bill, in its current form, will be stalled without the 60 votes needed.” Yesterday, Randy Johnson of the Chamber of Commerce — which has vowed to spend $10 million to defeat the bill — boasted that he had “planted” most of the story:

Johnson cautioned against over-confidence, saying that an article on the Wall Street Journal’s front page today about the doubts that six Democratic senators have about the bill may have been “a little optimistic” — “even though I planted a lot of that story.”

The Chamber has previously called EFCA a “firestorm bordering on Armageddon.”

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