For Immediate Release
Statement from American Rights at Work Executive Director Mary Beth Maxwell
WASHINGTON - The Employee Free Choice Act is critical legislation that will
restore our middle class and give workers back the freedom to bargain
for a better life. The mission to restore our middle class has never
been more important than it is right now.
Senator Specter has been a supporter of the Employee Free Choice Act
including as an original cosponsor in 2005. He has continually
acknowledged the need for practical solutions to the huge barriers
workers in our country face when trying to form a union. His statement
today opposing an up or down vote and real discussion is inconsistent
with his own record of support for working people.
We will continue to work with Democrats and Republicans to pass this
vital legislation and make the economy work for everyone again.
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American Rights at Work is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the freedom of workers to organize unions and bargain collectively with employers. Through action, research findings, and outreach inside and outside of the labor community, we expose injustice in the workplace and fight for the rights of America's workers.
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