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Posted on 02-24-2011
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Dangerous Precedent


LCLAA’s National President.
“Working families have borne the brunt of the economic downturn and workers in Wisconsin have been given a false choice between keeping their jobs or paying up and giving up their rights. Cutting public sector jobs affects the delivery of critical services in our homes, schools, hospitals and the broader community. Attacks on workers’ right to bargain collectively to secure decent wages, benefits and healthy and safe working conditions lowers the standard for all workers. If workers cannot act together through their unions, attacks on workers’ rights will go unabated,” stated Hector E. Sanchez, LCLAA’s Executive Director. “At a time when the U.S. ranks as the nation with the greatest income disparity among Western industrialized countries, labor unions can help restore the balance in our economy and strengthen our communities by expanding the middle class.”
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