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It's a new day for American workers.  With Barack Obama as President and Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, we have the chance to pursue a more progressive agenda.  So what's first on the list for the unions who helped put President-elect Obama and all those Democrats in office?  How about The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which passed the House last year but was filibustered to failure by a Republican Senate.

EFCA could effectively restore the middle class in our country.  It would close the ridiculous gap between Fortune 500 CEOs making an average of $6,153 an hour and the majority of workers earning an hourly federal minimum wage of $6.55.  The question is whether President Obama will make good on his support for EFCA by passing this much-needed legislation during first 100 days. And what are the challenges EFCA faces from anti-union businesses like Wal-Mart?

This Friday on a Meet the Bloggers, join Anna Burger, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and chair of the international labor federation Change to Win, as we discuss EFCA's passage during Obama's first 100 Days.  Burger will talk with show host Cenk Uygur and blogger Todd Beeton (MyDD) about how EFCA can revitalize our nation's middle class.

Check out some of the articles below and join us Friday at 1pm ET/10am PT for the live blog discussion on Meet the Bloggers.

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