Recently, the roofing industry has experienced victory and loss
on Capitol Hill. With debate about issues such as the Employee Free
Choice Act and comprehensive immigration reform—both of which
have major implications for the roofing industry—expected to
resume after the 2008 election, NRCA is continuing to join with other
business organizations to litigate where necessary and maintain a
presence in Washington, D.C., to have a maximum effect on these
On June 26, the U.S. Senate blocked the Employee Free Choice Act
(H.R. 800), also called the "card-check" bill, when it failed to
garner the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture. The cloture motion
failed 51-48 with all Democrats and one Republican voting in
favor of the motion.
Log in or register for FREE access to this article and other Professional Roofing online content.