Anti-'card check' groups among those invited to the White House Monday

The Obama administration welcomed a number of small business owners and small business groups to the White House Monday -- including two organizations that are on the record as vehemently opposing the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

Among the dozens of small businessmen welcomed to the White House were representatives from the National Small Business Association (NSBA) and National Restaurant Association (NRA), both of which are on the record as opposing EFCA, a prized piece of legislation by organized labor.

John Gay and Elizabeth Johnson appeared Monday on behalf of the NRA, while Kyle Kempf of NSBA and Dan Danner from the National Federation of Independent Business were invited.

Vice President Joe Biden seemed to indicate administration backing for the legislation during an AFL-CIO meeting in Florida earlier this month. During a speech in Miami, Biden said the way to "reinstitute that basic bargain" would be the Employee Free Choice Act.

"The card check system makes it easier and less expensive for unions to target and organize small businesses of any size, using any means available