Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Miles Grant on the Employee Free Choice Act

As I have said during several previous posts, I believe the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is an extremely important piece of legislation because it helps to ensure that workers can stand up for their rights in the workplace. Considering that our country is facing a severe economic crisis, now is the time that we need to make sure workers have the right to negotiate for reasonable wages and health insurance in return for the hard work that they provide their employers.

Big business has a lot of money to spend on lobbying members of Congress and spreading misleading statements about EFCA so it is extremely important for grassroots supporters to help educate the public and elected officials about why this legislation is so important. That is why I'm very glad to see that Miles Grant, who is running for the House of Delegates and writes for The Green Miles, is addressing this concern.
It’s a sad statement about how little we value workers’ ability to organize for a better deal that even minor process changes in union organization are met with such fierce, over-the-top resistance from big business and its allies on Capitol Hill.

A local organizer from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has asked for our campaign’s help to let our leaders know that we support the Employee Free Choice Act. We're hosting an event on Saturday at 1pm to write Senators Warner and Webb to urge them to support it. Hope you can join us!
In my opinion, this comes down to the simple fact that we need to stand up for workers' rights. It appears as though Miles understands this and is doing his part to educate the public on the issue. This is just one of the many reasons that I personally believe Miles would make an excellent member of the House of Delegates and I look forward to another strong progressive joining Virginia's General Assembly.

1 comment:

  1. It is good to see so many up and coming Virginia candidates strongly supporting labor and the EFCA - Mike Signer is another.