Posted on February 16, 2013 by dsalaborblogmoderator
by Workin’ Stiff
2012 protest against SB 469 drew the biggest protests by Georgia labor in over a decade.
The minions of ALEC and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce are once again trying double down on “Right to work for less” laws in Georgia by introducing “the son of SB 469” dubbed House Bill 361. If passed, this explicitly anti-union bill will be the first of it’s kind by attacking private sector union members right to remain union members, forcing them to rejoin the union every year.
HB 361 will be the pinnacle of a legislative session marked by legislation to begin privatizing metro Atlanta’s transit system MARTA and weaken the union that represents it’s employees ATU Local 732 and concerted attacks on the overwhelmingly majority Democratic Fulton County’s government and County employees in a bold post-redistricting power grab.
Filed under: Politics | Tagged: anti-union legislation, ATU Local 732, Georgia | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 15, 2013 by dsalaborblogmoderator
by Brendan Fischer
The Tea Party-affiliated group FreedomWorks — the right-wing organization that helps connect “Tea Party” groups with talking points, rallies, and more — is gearing up to direct its sizeable war chest towards advancing anti-union initiatives in the states, supporting an agenda set by groups like David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity and the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This strongly suggests that the battle for the future of private and public sector unions in America is beginning a new phase of combat.
Filed under: Busting the union busters, Politics | Tagged: ALEC, anti-union legislation, Freedom Works | Leave a comment »