BLET members have been on the front lines in Wisconsin, Ohio, and other states where labor unions have fallen under attack from ultra-conservative politicians.
This war on workers has been particularly vicious in Wisconsin and Ohio, where newly elected governors are employing underhanded political tricks to hammer though union-busting legislation.
“This is a critical juncture for the labor movement,” BLET National President Dennis Pierce said. “An injury to one is an injury to all. It’s just a matter of time before these attacks on public sector unions shift to unions in the private sector, like the BLET and Teamsters. I encourage all BLET members to get involved and stand up for what is right.”
Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa said the attack on labor dates to the November 2010 elections.
“Last November’s elections brought many anti-union governors and lawmakers into statehouses throughout the country,” he said. “These elections were financed by a wave of corporate cash never before seen in this country.
“Newly elected politicians are paying back their corporate contributors by attacking the voices of working people. Right to work (for LESS) laws are being proposed in a number of states, including Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota and more.”
Countless BLET members are helping public employee unions fight to protect their collective bargaining rights by participating in rallies in Wisconsin and Ohio, Kansas, California, Arizona, Minnesota, Iowa and Indiana.
You can read about their efforts here, and can view pictures of them at rallies across the country. You can also read up to the minute news on can get involved in Stopping the War on Workers!
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