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|68% of Middle Class Supports the Employee Free Choice Act|
Overall, 68% of middle-class adults would have liked their representative in the U.S. House to vote for the bill. Specifically, 80% of Democrats, 60% of Republicans, and 59% of Independents polled were in favor of their representatives voting for the bill.
American Rights at Work Executive Director Mary Beth Maxwell put the poll in perspective:
It shouldn't be any mystery why the middle class supports the Employee Free Choice Act. The bill would help level the playing field to give workers the freedom to choose to join a union, so they can earn better wages and benefits and have greater opportunity towards achieving the American Dream.
In its description of the poll results, the Drum Major Institute (DMI) includes this interesting tidbit:
The middle class is ahead of even its own representatives in realizing how we can jump-start our economy. Let's make sure Congress gets the message in 2009.
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A 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.
32%of workers lack a collective bargaining agreement one year after voting for union representation, due to weak labor law enabling employers to avoid bargaining with employees.