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AFTRA Members Support the Employee Free Choice Act

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America's working people are struggling to make ends meet these days and our middle class is disappearing. The best opportunity working people have to get ahead economically is by uniting to bargain with their employers for better wages and benefits. Recent research has shown that some 60 million U.S. workers would join a union if they could.

But the current system for forming unions and bargaining is broken. Every day, corporations deny workers the freedom to decide for themselves whether to form unions to bargain for a better life. They routinely intimidate, harass, coerce, and even fire workers who try to form unions and bargain for economic well-being. And there's nothing stopping them.

Except you. With your help all workers can have the freedom to decide for themselves whether to form unions and bargain for a better life. Join us today!

What is the Employee Free Choice Act?

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041) is critical bipartisan legislation that would help protect the rights of America's workers to organize and form unions. The law would give more workers a way to form unions and negotiate for better wages, health care, and working conditions. It would:

Why do we need it?

A robust middle class. Economic growth and shared prosperity. The American Dream. None are possible without good union jobs that protect workers.

Today's workplaces are tilted in favor of lavishly-paid CEOs, who get golden parachutes while hardworking families struggle to get by. As more and more media companies and conglomerates choose to consolidate into fewer and fewer global corporations, AFTRA members must fight harder than ever to protect our right to choose to work union. We all need a fair shake and a chance to get ahead - but employers intimidate, harass, and even fire workers who try to form a union.

The Employee Free Choice Act can restore the balance, giving more workers a chance to form unions and get better health care, job security, and benefits - and an opportunity to pursue their dreams.

What are we doing about it?

AFTRA members are teaming up with hundreds of groups and unions to launch a massive campaign to show the new President and Congress that more than a million people want to give hardworking families a chance to get ahead by passing the Employee Free Choice Act.

Click here to find out you can join a powerful grassroots call for CHANGE!

The Stars Come Out in Support of Employee Free Choice Act

The stars of stage and screen - actors, musicians, Broadway performers, comedians, writers, and crew - are coming out in support of the Employee Free Choice Act through a new online video called "Artists4WorkersChoice." Click here to visit artists4workerschoice.org.

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