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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Overwhelm the Senate Switchboard for the Employee Free Choice Act

Union members have always been a key voice for all Americans on issues like affordable health care, public education, green jobs, and equal opportunity. Restoring the freedom to choose a union is a key to getting America back on track.

But workers who want a union face intimidation, delays, stalling tactics, and are even fired illegally. Without workers’ freedom to bargain, the economy can’t be rebuilt in a way that guarantees the middle class will be rebuilt with it. When more folks can negotiate for better wages, health care, and working conditions by joining a union, things get better for all of us.

That's why hundreds of state leaders are in Washington, DC today, fighting for the Employee Free Choice Act – so workers can fix our economy from the bottom up.

Over 300 state leaders are meeting today with their members of Congress in support of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Will you back up their Capitol Hill efforts by making quick calls to your senators, right now? It takes about 1 minute per call and makes a huge difference! We need to stand with them by OVERWHELMING the Senate switchboard today.

You can make a toll-free call to 1-888-650-9715 and ask to be connected to your senator's office. Tell the staff member who answers the city and state where you live, and that you strongly urge your senator to vote for the Employee Free Choice Act.

After you make the call, tweet about it and ask your followers to retweet this important message. Post it to your Facebook, myspace, and other social network pages to make today’s day of action a success.

Thank you for helping our efforts in the broad coalition of Allies taking Action, creating an undeniable force to pass the Employee Free Choice Act.

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