Employee Free Choice Act - (6/25/2008)
Who's losing out in this sputtering economy?
Not corporate CEOs. Too many of them have made sure to secure a golden parachute for themselves, while workers face soaring health care costs, foreclosures and an uncertain future.
The Employee Free Choice Act would help level the playing field and get our economy back on track. That's why we've launched a huge campaign to get 1 million people to support this bill and tell Congress it's time for change!The Employee Free Choice Act would give more workers the chance to negotiate for better benefits, wages and working conditions by forming unions. And that will help all of us. There's strength in numbers, and as we build our collective muscle, we can raise living standards, improve health care and stop corporate America's race to the bottom.But some CEOs try to stop unions, preventing their workers from negotiating a contract. In fact, 30 percent of corporations illegally fire pro-union workers during union organizing drives. Of course, no CEO would agree to work without a contract. So why can't their workers have the same rights?It's time to bring back some fairness. That's why we need 1 million voices supporting the Employee Free Choice Act. But a million people is a LOT of people. We won't reach our goal without YOUR friends and family.
Anti Union groups are mounting a campaign to fight this bill. We can't match our opponents dollar for dollar, but we can prevail if enough people rally to this important cause. The economy should work for all of us, not just the privileged few. We can get there with your help.
Working Families Network, AFL-CIO
P.S. Learn more about the Employee Free Choice Act and sign the petition click on the link,
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