Teamsters to Hold Rally for Free Speech, Workers' Rights

Mar 28, 2012, 11:51 ET from Teamsters Local 728

Teamsters, Union Members, Civil Rights Groups, Community Supporters Say NO to SB 469

ATLANTA, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters are calling on supporters of free speech and workers' rights to come to the Capitol on Thursday, March 29 as part of an all-day show of opposition to Senate Bill 469 on the last day of the session.  

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SB 469 is expected to be voted on Thursday.

SB 469 would intimidate working families' right to free speech and allow the government to intrude on workers' choice to support a union. It is opposed by the Atlanta Tea Party, environmental advocates, unions, faith groups and civil rights organizations.

"The Legislature hasn't done anything meaningful to lower Georgia's 10 percent unemployment rate," said Randy Brown, president of Teamsters Local 728. "The least they could do is to stop their attacks on workers' rights." 

Senate Bill 469 would also criminalize non-violent protest and picketing of labor disputes.

A press conference will be held at 10 a.m. on the Washington Street side of the Capitol. Supporters of working families are asked to come any time between then and midnight, when the session will end.

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 or follow us @TeamsterPower or @TeamsterNation.



SOURCE Teamsters Local 728