[act-ma] REMINDER Wed 2/25 DSA Forum on Employee Free Choice Act

David O. Knuttunen webmaster at dsaboston.org
Mon Feb 23 11:10:41 PST 2009

Labor's Last Stand?
The Employee Free Choice Act and the fight against Inequality

A presentation by the Boston Democratic Socialists of America and 
Talking Union Blog

Where:  Democracy Center (45 Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, MA 02138)

Closest T: Harvard Square - Red Line


When: Wednesday, February 25th between 7 and 9 PM - please try to be 
there early!

Why: The American worker and union organizers face steep legal and 
employer-based obstacles during unionization drives. New legislation 
called the Employee Free Choice Act would make it easier to 
democratically form unions with majority-sign up and create stiffer 
penalties for illegal union busting. Naturally, the bill is facing 
massive opposition from the right-wing.  In addition, it has weak 
support from the new Democratic majority in Washington.  Yet, the 
passage of the Employee Free Choice Act is very possible. It will only 
happen, however, through a massive push from the grassroots and public 

Speakers: Join the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA); Harris 
Gruman, Massachusetts SEIU Political Director; DSA Vice-Chair; Dr. 
Elaine Bernard, Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at 
Harvard Law School; and Steve Schnapp, Education Coordinator for United 
for a Fair Economy.  

This is an important event, whether you are an old friend of labor, new 
to unions, or just curious.  The goal of this presentation is to 
familiarize yourself with the Employee Free Choice Act and its 
components, such as majority sign-up, mandatory arbitration, and 
increased fines against anti-union activity.  Attendees of this event 
will leave bettered prepared to speak with their friends and colleagues 
about the bill and build grassroots pressure to push Congress and the 
White House for its passage.

Please contact David Duhalde (david.duhalde at gmail.com) for more 

Event is free, but donations greatly appreciated.  Light refreshments 
will be served. 

Co-sponsors: United for a Fair Economy and Mass. Jobs with Justice

Boston Democratic Socialists of America
P.O. Box 51356, Boston MA 02205
(617) 354-5078

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