WASHINGTON - July 6 - Moving Ideas, the leading source for progressive public policy on the net, has released a new compilation of the best online resources about protecting the right to form unions. Moving Ideas has assembled reports, fact sheets and action opportunities from organizations such as American Rights at Work, the Economic Policy Institute, the United Food and Commercial Workers and the AFL-CIO.
U.S. workers have routinely been denied the fundamental right to organize and collectively bargain through anti-worker legislation, employer manipulation and ineffective enforcement of labor laws. This widespread denial of workers rights has eroded workers legal protection, lowered wages, increased racial and economic inequality and lessened access to health coverage.
In order to secure workers right to organize, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representative George Miller (D-CA) introduced the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Already, EFCA has 30 Senate co-sponsors and 202 House co-sponsors.
The Moving Ideas resource compilation, as part its On the Hill series, provides links to the following reports, fact sheets and more:
No Bargain: Comcast and the Future of Workers Rights in Telecommunications from American Rights at Work
How Unions Help All Workers from the Economic Policy Institute
Guaranteeing Employee Free Choice Through Democratic Card-Check Procedures from the AFL-CIO
View the entire article at http://www.movingideas.org/blitz/EFCA_workers.html