The Employee Free Choice Act

From the New Jersey State AFL-CIO

Volume CIX, No. 4April, 2009

With the Employee Free Choice Act being introduced into both the House and Senate (H.R. 1409 & S. 560) on March 10, 2009, yesterday marked a great day for working families all across the nation that wish to exercise their right to freely form and join a union. 

We must send a clear message to the members of Congress that we need their support to pass this bill and that it is the right thing to do for working families. We will encourage New Jersey’s workers to share their stories explaining to the Congress why it is impossible to have a free and fair election while employers blatantly engage in anti-union tactics and by doing so, violate the law.

Members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation that have come out in support of the Employee Free Choice Act deserve our appreciation and thanks. All are encouraged to contact their representatives in Washington to congratulate them on their choice to support the working families of New Jersey and the nation. Your support is essential in making sure our elected officials stand firm on their decision and can withstand the constant bombardment from hostile corporate lobbyists.

There are only three Republican House members co-sponsoring this bill in the nation and two are from New Jersey. Find out which members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation are co-sponsoring the Employee Free Choice Act legislation below:

Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Robert Andrews (D-01)
Frank LoBiondo (R-02)
John Adler (D-03)
Chris Smith (R-04)
Frank Pallone (D-06)
Bill Pascrell (D-08)
Donald Payne (D-10)
Albio Sires (D-13)