Friday, March 27, 2009

EFCA: Truth and Fiction

Be sure to read this great article by Sarah Jaffe

In his press conference Tuesday night, Barack Obama took pains to emphasize that comprehensive solutions were needed to the economic crisis, and that working families were suffering and needed help to create real wealth.

Congress has before it a bill that would help lessen the inequality in America and support those working families by helping workers organize into unions. That bill is the Employee Free Choice Act, H.R. 1409, introduced on March 10 by George Miller of California, with a who’s who of congresspeople as cosponsors...

The fight isn’t over. Harry Reid noted that other Republicans might be open to working with the bill, and Keystone Progress is already organizing more pressure on Specter to get him to change his mind.

After all, as Rodriguez says, “Wealth is what really should define the middle class, and wealth is stability, and that’s power. We have negative wealth in this country.”

A stronger union movement would help create that stability and power for the working class, and now is not the time to give up or put off the fight.

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