After 40 years as a Washington politician, California Democrat Congressman George Miller has announced he is retiring.
Miller, a staunch ally of today’s union bosses (and large recipient of union contributions) was one of the main architects of the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act–a bill sought by union bosses to effectively eliminate workers’ right to vote in a secret-ballot election for or against unionization.
Although the card-check bill passed the House of Representatives in 2007, it failed in the Senate.
Following Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, Miller again introduced EFCA–only to watch it die in the Senate a second time.
Over the course of his career, Miller took in nearly $2.4 million in union campaign contributions–not counting the money spent on getting out the vote efforts–and often rewarded his Big Labor friends by doing their bidding in Congress.
According to Politico, “Miller’s decision is a personal loss for Pelosi and is sure to be seen as a blow to Democrats.”
While Miller’s retirement may be a loss for Pelosi, there is certainly no shortage of union-bought Democrats who will line up to take his place.