From the fall 2008 issue of the IBEW Journal
Nebraska Business Manager: Employee Free Choice
Needed To Rebuild Middle Class
The Washington, D.C.-based Chamber of Commerce recently dumped millions of dollars in the Nebraska media market, running new ads against the Employee Free Choice Act, arguing that the legislation will hurt the state’s economy.
Grand Island, Local 1597 Business Manager Mike Semm couldn’t disagree more.
“The economy has been broken since long before the financial tsumani,” he writes in an editorial in the Grand Island Independent newspaper. “Working people are struggling to stay afloat.”
But for Semm, there is a solution.
“As President Obama has said, we won’t be able to rebuild the middle class if working people don’t have the freedom to form and join unions … The Employee Free Choice is the key to rebuilding our nation’s middle class and making our economy work for all of us.”
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