Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Workers of the World, WRITE! (to your local newspaper)

More bad news for workers. A group of corporate-backed lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives pushed through a nasty piece of legislation aimed at airline and railway workers. They want non-voters to be counted as "no" voters in union elections under the Railway Labor Act.

If they succeed, it will be much more difficult for workers to form unions.

The only votes that should count are votes that are actually cast.

The good news is we haven't lost yet on this. There will be a fight over the provision in the Senate. You can help make sure it doesn't pass.
Take just five minutes to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Politicians follow their local newspapers closely. We can show them how outraged their constituents are over this latest attack on workers. They'll think twice when the bill is negotiated in the Senate.

Our friends at American Rights at Work have a cool "Letter to the Editor" tool. Here's the link: http://act.americanrightsatwork.org/letter/?letter_KEY=80&track=20110412_adv_faalte

Just click on it, type in your zip code and pick a newspaper to write to. This is a great time to do it because lawmakers are back in their districts right now on recess.