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A lot of people were pretty surprised when Al Sharpton expressed some pretty big concerns about card check legislation back in December. Well, either he’s no longer concerned or it’s otherwise not stopping Sharpton from feting card check’s biggest proponent:

Tonight, April 1st, SEIU President Andy Stern will be recognized for his social and political advocacy work by Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) at the 11th annual Keepers of the Dream awards. George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU, will join Sharpton to present Stern’s award.

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