Labor excited on Specter news, despite EFCA words

Organized labor is taking positively to news that Sen. Arlen Specter will switch parties, despite Specter's indication that he will not switch votes on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

"Throw out all the common wisdom about Employee Free Choice Act...," wrote the AFL-CIO's Eddie Vale.

"My change in party affiliation does not mean that I will be a party-line voter any more for the Democrats that I have been for the Republicans," Specter said in a statement. "Unlike Senator Jeffords