“We know that corporate anti-worker groups are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to fight the Employee Free Choice Act,” said Brad Schwanda of UAW Region 4. “We need to be ready to talk to fellow workers, our congressional delegation and the media about this legislation.”
On Tuesday union affiliates and community allies from around the state gathered in Milwaukee to get the facts about the Employee Free Choice Act. The 65 attendees at this all day training session left prepared to combat misinformation about the bill.
“It is up to us to spread the truth,” said Mike Goebel of CWA Local 4611. “The Employee Free Choice Act does NOT eliminate secret ballot elections. It simply allows workers to choose between the two existing methods of forming a union.”
Unions and community allies participating the training included AFM, AFSCME, AFT, America Votes, BAC, CWA, IAMIA, IBEW, GCC/IBT, Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods Coalition, IUOE, LIUNA, NALC, School for Workers at UW Madison, SEIU, UAW, UFCW, Alliance for Retired Americans, and Working America.