FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2009
CONTACT: Josh Dorner, 202.675.2384
Sierra Club Stands Strong with Labor Allies
at Rally for Employee Free Choice Act
Statement of Allison Chin, Sierra Club President
"Our members overwhelmingly support the Employee Free Choice Act and we are proud to stand strong with our brothers and sisters in organized labor. Passing the Employee Free Choice Act is one of our highest priorities and we pledge to work tirelessly until it is on President Obama’s desk.
"We support this vital piece of legislation because it’s right for workers, right for
"As we build the clean energy economy and create the millions of new green jobs that will put our economy back to work, we need to make sure those green jobs are also good jobs. Protecting workers’ most basic rights, including the right to choose how and when to form a union, is an essential part of building a clean energy economy that lifts up all workers."
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