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The Americam worker has an opportunity to change the face of labor laws with the passage of EFCA, but our voice may be clouded from those whom we have elected to advance our best interest. Many elected suit and ties up on the hill in Washington have stated they support the "businessman", but it may appear the men and women who roll up their sleeves and wipe the sweat from their foreheads have become lost in the eyes of these elected officals.

The Employee Free Choice Act gives the American worker in the workplace the tools to build a stronger tomorrow with job security, better wages, and improved health care, all the same goals that the elected officals in Washington should be moving on to support their local and state communities. The nation has leadership in place with a newly elected President that understands the values of the American worker to take a positive direction moving forward to rebuild the American middle class family.

For those that listen to their elected offical who speak of supporting the American "business man", stop and listen closely to see if that message is directed at the worker in the workplace, or is this talk of support directed at securing more profits for those who own business's who should be sharing the in the economic future of all. Re-investing in the American worker should be the goal of everyone from the "businessman", our elected officals, and most certainly ourselves.

American workers have the tools to build a stronger and secure America. Take moment, call your elected representative and ask them their position on EFCA. Make sure that position supports the quality of life you and your family deserves.

Originally posted to teamstertom on Sun Mar 08, 2009 at 08:56 AM PDT.

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  •  Tom why don't you put up (2+ / 0-)
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    ludlow, chrome327

    a tip jar so I can tip you? Excellent diary.

    A witty saying proves nothing. Voltaire

    by Dirtandiron on Sun Mar 08, 2009 at 09:44:51 AM PDT

    • money needed (1+ / 0-)
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      Thanks for the reply. It appears that the money being spent on EFCA to downplay its importance is on the fast track, so here is a tip for those that believe money will stop this Act moving forward is that the sweat, determination and hardwork by those whom desire a stronger middle class is something money can't buy.

  •  I'm a nurse. We tried unionizing at our hosp (1+ / 0-)
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    a few years ago. I became convinced that it was the best thing to do and I actively campaigned for unionization.

    I had my bags searched as I went in to work. One guard told me they were looking for union fliers and they would have to take them if they found any. I worried about being called in at any moment and being fired. One morning as I was passing out fliers (as I frequently did during that union drive) the administration decided to call the police and have me arrested for trespassing. (They later apologized and claimed to have withdrawn the charges.) I seriously thought about finding another job and in the end did move over to a hospital that was unionized by the magnificent California Nurses Association.

    My original hospital would be unionized today if we could have done a card check. But the hospital brought in union busters and we had to go to captive meetings about what it meant to unionize and an atmosphere of fear and intimidation led a majority to vote in that so-called secret ballot election NO.

    Too bad for the workers and too bad for the patients at that hospital.

    Only power used to empower is everlasting. Prof. Scott Bartchy

    by ludlow on Sun Mar 08, 2009 at 11:30:38 AM PDT

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