Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Committee passes statement of support for Employee Free Choice Act

April 14, 2009

The Louisiana Democratic Party’s Executive Committee has passed a statement of support for the Employee Free Choice Act.

“The Employee Free Choice Act gives employees the chance for better health care, benefits and pensions,” says Chris Whittington, chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “In today’s tough economy, workers deserve more choices, and the Employee Free Choice Act offers just that. Workers should have the freedom to choose collective bargaining so they can bargain for a better life.”

Workers with the collective bargaining capabilities of a union earn 30 percent more wages and are 60 percent more likely to have health care.

Stewart Acuff, assistant to the president of the national AFL-CIO and an architect of the Employee Free Choice Act, will be in Louisiana on Thursday, April 16, and will debate LABI Chairman of the Board E. Fred Preis at noon at the League of Women Voters luncheon in Baton Rouge. The luncheon is at Drusilla’s Seafood Restaurant; for more info on the luncheon or to purchase tickets, call 225-344-3326 or e-mail lwvla@lwv-la.org.



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