Will YOU Support Workers?
Our economy is in shambles, poverty is on the rise and our labor system is broken. Workers throughout the food system and other industries are routinely paid poverty wages, without healthcare or other benefits, and are disempowered by unfair labor laws. The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would provide a level playing field for workers and strengthens penalties against companies that illegally coerce or intimidate employees in an effort to prevent them from forming a union
What does the Employee Free Choice Act do? It does three things to level the playing field for employees and employers:
1. Strengthens penalties against companies that illegally coerce or intimidate employees in an effort to prevent them from forming a union;
2. Brings in a neutral third party to settle a contract when a company and a newly certified union cannot agree on a contract after three months;
3. Lets employees decide how to express their choice to organize, either by balloting or by majority sign-up, meaning that if a majority of the employees sign union-authorization cards, validated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a company must recognize the union.
Step 1 - Select a Recipient
Here you will find a prewritten letter that you may submit to your local paper, using our online submission tool, or you may modify the letter or write your own. It's easy to spread the word!
The "Letters" section of your local newspaper is the most widely read section of the paper! Writing letters to the editor is an effective and easy way to communicate your perspective to both the community in general and journalists that organic and natural foods cannot be produced using sweatshop conditions.
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