Add your support to Employee Free Choice Act
By speaking out now, you have a unique opportunity to
profoundly affect your future, that of your children and the futures of all
Research indicates more than 60 million workers in this country would form a
union if they had the chance. However, current laws do not adequately protect
them. A worker in an organizing campaign has a one-in-five chance of being fired
for union activity.
The introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 (HR1409/S560) in both
houses of Congress offers real hope for changing that.
The legislation would strengthen protections and allow workers to decide whether
they want to form their union through a majority sign up or a secret-ballot
“It is common sense legislation that makes good on a simple promise: If a
majority of employees in a workplace want a union, they should be able to have a
union and bargain for a better life,” said John Sweeney, president of the
Independent polling shows 73 percent of the public supports it – and that
support comes from every region, every demographic group and every political
To support this legislation go online to www.pef.org and select the link for
AFT, for SEIU or for the AFL-CIO. They all display this issue prominently on
their home pages.
– Sherry Halbrook.