AFT Giuild

Employee Free Choice Act

The battle lines are drawn for workers' freedom to form unions so we can
bargain with our employers for better wages, benefits and working
conditions. Today, the Employee Free Choice Act was re-introduced in
Congress.

The Employee Free Choice Act would restore workers' freedom to make our own
choice about whether to have a union so we can bargain for a better
life--without interference from management. In theory, we've had that right
for decades. But, in fact, the system for forming unions and bargaining is
broken. Employers routinely coerce, intimidate, harass, threaten and even
fire workers who dare to try.

That's got to end.

Today, only 38 percent of Americans feel we're getting ahead
financially--and less than a quarter of us believe our children's generation
will be better off. Being able to bargain collectively through a union
provides the best way for working people to get ahead economically, to
ensure a better future for our children and to rebuild America's middle
class. CEOs may be getting contracts that protect their pay and
benefits--but they fight tooth and nail to keep us from having the same
opportunity.

The Employee Free Choice Act would strengthen penalties for companies that
interfere with workers who try to form unions and bargain, establish
mediation and binding arbitration when the employer and workers cannot agree
on a first contract and enable workers to form unions when a majority signs
union authorization cards.

The Bush administration and corporate special interests have been eroding
the power of regular working Americans to get ahead for way too long. The
Employee Free Choice Act is our opportunity to level the playing field.

Please take a minute right now to urge your representative to make you proud
by being a leader in the fight for the Employee Free Choice Act. Click here:

http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/fightforEFCA/s5wu4lj85eee ?

Thank you--this is our best chance to help America's working families
prosper.

In solidarity,

Working Families e-Activist Network, AFL-CIO

P.S. Follow the latest news about the Employee Free Choice Act and get tools
for the fight to pass the Employee Free Choice Act at
http://www.unionvoice.org/ct/U1aC1qF1oPmn/ .

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