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Misinformation rampant on workers’ free choice act

02.24.09

Misinformation rampant on workers’ free choice act
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Will Congressman Charlie Dent, attorney George Hlavac, the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and corporate America ## just to name a few ## tell the truth about the Employee Free Choice Act!

Dent says the act will take away the secret ballot vote. Hlavac says the union decides how the employees vote. Corporate America says it cares about workers.

Here is the truth about the Employee Free Choice Act. The act does not take away the secret ballot vote. If 30 percent of the employees decide they want a secret ballot, they receive it. The employees decide, not their employer or the union! Dent and Hlavac are wrong!

Corporate America cares about the workers? Since when? Sending their jobs to Mexico, China or some Third World country? Eliminating health care, pensions and other benefits? Yeah, they care about their workers. Please!

If you want a voice in the workplace, support the Employee Free Choice Act and ask Dent, Hlavac and others to read the bill and stop spinning the issue for corporate America!

James S. Schlener

Bethlehem

Letter from Jim Schlener, IAFF Local 735, UFCW 1776 and V.P. Lehigh Valley Labor Council. Jim is Chair of the Bethlehem City Democratic Committee. Reprinted from The Express-Times.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1235451902327370.xml&coll=3

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