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The Employee Free Choice Act.
by D. Boyer
Thursday May 7th, 2009 9:28 AM
Pics and article from 24 hour vigil and rally over the Employee Free Choice Act.
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On Wednesday May 6, 2009 bay area workers, members of the clergy, union members and elected officials held a rally and 24 hour vigil outside the Federal Building in hopes of urging Senator Dianne Feinstein to continue her support of the Employee Free Choice Act.
The Employee Free Choice Act would in effect give workers the chance to enlist the help of a union to secure livable wages and use-able health benefits. This act would give workers the power to form a Union by a majority vote, and stop employer harassment of those who seek a recognized union. It would enable workers and unions to bring in a third party to help settle contract disputes and would strengthen penalties against employers who choose to “coerce or intimidate employees.” (Source info sheets)

Currently employees can get fired over union organizing campaigns, Supervisors often engage in anti-union messaging, and some employees are still unable to get contracts.

At the rally and vigil there were speakers, letter writing, and visual representations that all say many workers want more protection in the workplace.

Please call Senator Dianne Feinstein and urge her to support the Employee Free Choice Act.
Her numbers are: San Francisco Office. 415 393-0707
Washington DC office 202 224-3841
§24 hour vigil
by D. Boyer Thursday May 7th, 2009 9:28 AM
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§Sign
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§Letter writing
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§Visual Representation
by D. Boyer Thursday May 7th, 2009 9:28 AM
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...of all who want the Employee Free Choice Act
§signing
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§Flyers
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§Please call and urge...
by D. Boyer Thursday May 7th, 2009 9:28 AM
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Senator Dianne Feinstein to support the Employee Free Choice Act
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Support the Employee Free Choice ActJoseph PijanowskiSaturday May 9th, 2009 7:37 AM
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