A special message from Jobs With Justice
November 5, 2008
These are critical times for the labor movement, for our economy, and for the working class. The worst economic crisis of a generation, the Wall Street bail-out, and the tightening squeeze on working people make the efforts of Jobs with Justice activists more important than ever. As President-elect Obama said in his acceptance speech , "This victory alone is not the change we seek -- it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you."
Now is the time to organize! In the coming months, we have a real opportunity to create positive change for working people in this country.
JwJ activists understand that the shift of power from workers to corporations is one of the central causes of the economic meltdown and the crisis we're facing. The assault on organized labor and declining union membership helped corporations redistribute income upwards, with wealth more concentrated in the hands of the super-rich than at any time since the 1920s.
Passage of the Employee Free Choice Act would go a long way towards repairing the damage done by the many years of policies that favor corporations over working people. Sign on now .
We have the chance of our lifetime to change the rules of the game. The Employee Free Choice Act will make it easier for women and men to form or join a union when they choose to in their workplace. This legislation would give workers a fair and direct path to form unions through majority sign-up, help employees secure a contract with their employer in a reasonable period of time, and toughen penalties against employers who violate their workers' rights. With a free choice to join unions, working people can bargain for better pay, health care and pensions and build a better life themselves and their families.
In the coming months, we can win the Employee Free Choice Act and set the stage for moving a real people's economic agenda! Now is our time!
We know that the road to a real economic recovery is the same path JwJ has been traveling for 20 years; a path paved with the right of workers to organize, aggressive democratic unionism, health care for all, retirement security, and government policies that protect working families by reigning in banks and corporations.
To learn more about the Employee Free Choice Act, go here
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