The Employee Free Act, passed by the House, was killed by Republican filibuster.
This legislation is dead. Reid could've switched his vote to the "no" side in order to preserve his ability to revisit the issue. But... It was a great way for unions to demonstrate to their memebers (who vote and volunteer for Democrats higher than just about any other group), without ambiguity, which party stands for workers, and which party doesn't.
This "Continued Republi-con Obstruction" message that Kos has so politely pointed out is what the Democrats need to have blasted over the Main Stream Media.
It's the only way for the people to get the message. How about, a commercial during the Paris interview with Larry King?
UPDATE: 239. Number of bills the House of Representatives has passed and sent to the Senate only to be held up, with conservatives "objecting to just about every major piece of legislation that [Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)] has tried to bring up."