Employee Free Choice Act

Employee Free Choice Act

A robust middle class.  Economic growth and shared prosperity. The American  Dream.  None are possible without good union jobs that protect workers. That’s why we need the Employee Free Choice Act – critical legislation that would give more workers a way to form unions and negotiate for better wages, health care, and working conditions. CWA/UAGE is teaming up with hundreds of groups and unions to launch a massive campaign: the MILLION MEMBER MOBILIZATION.

We are going to show the new President and Congress that there are one million people who want to give hardworking families a chance to get ahead.  CWA/UAGE members are taking the lead with thousands signing the petition at CWA district and local meetings already.  Can you join them to be one of the first?

CWA has committed to signing up 80,000 of the 1 million workers and just passed the half-way mark toward that goal.  Each organization involved in this effort has pledge to recruit 15% of their membership.  The labor movement is collectively gathering 1 million postcards from members, along with many of their members’ pictures.  Postcards and photos will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol early next year to push lawmakers to pass the Employee Free Choice Act which will help restore worker’s badly eroded organizing and bargaining rights.

Why is this bill so important?  It’s plain as day:  workers are struggling in this country. Today’s workplaces are tilted in favor of lavishly paid CEO’s, who get golden parachutes while middle class families struggle to get by.  The Employee Free Choice Act can restore the balance, giving more workers a chance to form unions and get better health care, job security and benefits – and an opportunity to pursue their dreams. Corporate interests are fighting the Employee Free Choice Act with everything they’ve got.  They are protecting the status quo- a rigged system which allows employers nationally to intimidate, harass and even fire workers who try to form a union.  In Utah public employees are protected by the state’s Right To Work Law, surprisingly.  30 percent of employers nationally fire pro union workers during union organizing drives. In an era of rapid globalization, Employee Free Choice will help bring America’s badly eroded organizing and bargaining rights closer to what workers enjoy in most of the rest of the developed world.  In addition to Europe and Japan, even such countries as South Africa and Brazil beat the United States – by far – in the percentage of workers with collective bargaining rights.Click here for a full description of what the Employee Free Choice Act; http://freechoiceact.org Click here to sign the petition; http://cwa-union.org.

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