We are the 99%

February 28, 2009

Employee Free Choice Act Community-Labor Townhall TODAY!

[I'm extremely late in posting this and I've been blogging sporadically because sometimes real flesh and blood life intrudes on pixels on the screen life and for the last five weeks I've been going after work each day to visit my mom in the hospital and then going to my bubba's to check in on her and then coming home to give my recently diagnosed diabetic cat an insulin shot. That's when I'm not dealing with my basement backing up twice with shit and, tonight, a plumbing emergency at my bubba's. Other than that, life's a bowl of cherries. Well, it would be if those let's-screw-the-working-class assholes weren't telling lies about the Employee Free Choice Act and that's why this rally is important and I wish I could have posted this earlier.]

Please join Pittsburgh UNITED, SEIU, the Sierra Club, the United Steelworkers (USW) International Union, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), Communication Workers of America (CWA) Dist 13, ACORN, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 85, the Mon Valley Unemployed Committee, AFGE 1916, Just Harvest, AFL-CIO Pride at Work, Pittsburgh
Federation of Teachers, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the PA League of Young Voters and many more for:

A Community-Labor townhall meeting about
The Employee Free Choice Act: A Blueprint for Rebuilding the American Middle Class

*Why workers having the right to bargain is the only way to make low-wage jobs good jobs with family-sustaining wages; and how a strong labor movement will make a stronger community*

Saturday, February 28
10am-Noon
Calvary United Methodist Church on the Northside
Beech and Allegheny Aves
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

A panel of elected officials including Congressman Mike Doyle and City Councilwoman Tonya Payne with community, faith and labor leaders will answer questions from County Executive Dan Onorato, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and other elected leaders about why the Employee Free Choice Act is critically important to our community.

Community-Labor Rally for Good Jobs

Contact Pittsburgh UNITED for more information.

To RSVP please click:
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5452/t/3077/event/index.jsp?event_KEY=6204


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Learn the truth about the Employee Free Choice Act:

  • firedoglake

  • "prominent economists call for passage of the employee free choice act"

  • thinkprogress.org

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  • 2 comments:

    Gloria said...

    Maria,

    I am sorry to learn about your family's problems. Please take care of yourself, your family needs you & we need you.

    It's not said often enough - your intelligent, clever look at the absurd world of local & national politics is a pleasure to read.

    Gloria

    Maria said...

    Thanks, Gloria