Teamsters, Union Members, Faith Leaders, Community Supporters Say NO to SB469
ATLANTA, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A mass rally will be held at the Georgia State Capitol on Saturday to oppose anti-worker extremists who have declared war on Georgia's working families.
The "Rally for Good Jobs, Free Speech, and Human Rights – Not Partisan Attacks" aims to spotlight the Legislature's failure to lower Georgia's 10 percent unemployment rate in favor of weakening workers' rights. Fighting back against these political attacks is a broad coalition, including Teamsters, faith groups, environmental advocates, human rights organizations, union members and community supporters.
"We have to stand up for our rights, or prepare to lose them," said Randy Brown, president of Teamsters Local 728. "Senate Bill 469 would intimidate working families' right to free speech and allow the government to intrude on workers' choice to support a union."
Senate Bill 469 would also criminalize non-violent protest and picketing of labor disputes.
The rally will begin at 11 a.m. at the Capitol. Union members will meet at 10 a.m. at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers office, located at 501 Pulliam St. to march to the Capitol for the rally.
Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org or follow us @TeamsterPower or @TeamsterNation.