One Year Ago, We Made a Majority
June 26, 2008
One year ago today, a majority of the U.S. Senate stood up for workers' rights by voting for the Employee Free Choice Act.  

On June 26, 2007 51 Senators joined 241 members of the House in supporting this bill to restore the middle class.  Unfortunately, a procedural move by a minority of anti-worker Senators meant that the chamber fell short of the 60 votes needed to send the bill to the President.

At the time, American Rights at Work Executive Director Mary Beth Maxwell noted:

Anti-worker interests and legislators are standing in the way of progress, but they won't prevail. It's no longer about if—it's about when we restore workers' freedom to form unions.  Hard-working men and women deserve a free choice and a fair chance at forming a union. And a majority in Congress recognizes that the Employee Free Choice Act is a vital part of restoring America's middle class.
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One Million Strong for the Employee Free Choice Act

 

6/19/08— The Employee Free Choice Act would help level the playing field and get our economy back on track. That's why we launched a huge campaign to get one million people to support this bill and tell Congress it’s time for change.

 

» Take a look at our campaign for One Million.

David Bonior: America Must Work to Preserve Middle Class

 

6/11/08--Now more than ever before, we need to continue our efforts to preserve America's middle class. Workers need political solutions that work for them, and they need political leaders who have strength and courage to get them through these tough times.

 

» Read David's commentary

 

Highlights

The Employee Free Choice Act

Employee Free Choice ActA growing, bipartisan coalition of policymakers supports the Employee Free Choice Act, federal legislation that would ensure workers have a free choice and a fair chance to form a union.  Learn more about the Employee Free Choice Act.


Fed Up with FedEx

When is a FedEx worker not a FedEx employee? When it benefits the FedEx Corporation.  A new report documents the widespread use of employee misclassification at FedEx Ground, which denies workers’ fundamental civil rights and workplace protections.


Featured Unionbuster: Coalition for a Democratic Workplace

Enter the Anti-Union NetworkThe "Coalition for a Democratic Workplace" is a front group for business associations, industry lobbying groups, and right-wing policy centers who are against workers getting a fair shake in this economy.


NLRB Elections Neither Free Nor Fair

American Rights at Work releases a new report detailing the strategies - both legal and illegal - that typically comprise employers' efforts to deny their workers' rights to form unions and collectively bargain.  Read more about this report.


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