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Lawmakers stand for union rights

By Josh Richman
Saturday, February 24th, 2007 at 4:30 pm in Assembly, Barbara Lee, General, George Miller, Jean Quan, Jerry McNerney, Loni Hancock, Oakland City Council, Sandre Swanson, U.S. House.

photo-by-jane-tyska.jpgRep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, stood today with local workers who say they’ve faced retaliation from employers for trying to unionize their workplaces. An event at the Oakland Public Library’s Dimond branch highlighted the Employee Free Choice Act of 2007, introduced by Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Martinez, to reform the union election process and prevent workers’ intimidation or harassment. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton; Assembly members Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland, and Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley; and Oakland City Council member Jean Quan also attended.

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