Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Teamsters, Tea Party fight SB 469 in GA

Last week's rally against SB 469.
This will get their attention: The Teamsters and the Tea Party will join together at the Georgia state capitol to fight an anti-free speech bill that could be enacted tomorrow.

Senate Bill 469 would criminalize picketing and let the government interfere with workers' decision to join a union. It has already passed the House and is headed for the Senate floor. Tomorrow is the last day of the Georgia legislative session.

Our brothers and sisters at Local 728 in Atlanta are urging all those who support workers' rights and free speech to come to the Capitol tomorrow. A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. outside the Statehouse. So far, the speakers include Debbie Dooley, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, and Charlie Flemming, president of the Georgia AFL-CIO. Plenty of Teamsters will be there too.

We Party Patriots notes
:...what has been quite interesting about this issue, is that SB469 has brought together labor unions and the Tea Party, as well as the Occupy movement. They all agree it is an utter bastardization of American values and Democracy.
Now it gets even better as the Atlanta Tea Party has issued the following call to action and has invoked Martin Luther King. Take that, people who call the Tea Party racist.
Live in Georgia? Click here to tell your state Senator to vote no on SB 469.