Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Georgia lawmakers trying to wipe out unions -- again

Last year's rally against extreme anti-worker legislation in Georgia.
(UPDATES to correct graf 3, lobby day on Thursday sted today.)

Radicals in Georgia's Legislature are once again trying to destroy unions and impoverish workers. They've proposed a bill that would require union members to re-join their union every year.

HB 361 not quite as obvious an anti-worker measure as last year's attempt to make it a felony to talk about picketing. But it's bad. Our brothers and sisters in Georgia are working hard to defeat this heinous proposal.

On Thursday, Teamsters and other union members will descend on the Georgia Statehouse to urge lawmakers to vote against the bill. If you can't manage to get to Atlanta, you can contact your representative.

An action alert has been sent to Teamsters and our allies in Georgia. Here's what it says:
Georgia Teamsters need your help! Send a message to your House member, and tell them to stand up for Georgia’s middle class. Our politicians need to be focusing on creating jobs, not playing politics at the expense of workers.
Georgians, click here to tell your representative to vote no on HB 361.