Full-Court Press on Displaced Worker Bill Vote TomorrowMonday, September 17, 2012
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)From phone-banking and canvassing to ads on Facebook, in the Montgomery County Gazette as well as an online petition to Council members, 32BJ SEIU is “pulling out all the stops” to pass the Displaced Worker Protection Act tomorrow, says 32BJ Area Director Jaime Contreras. “This is a common sense approach to provide temporary protection for hard-working men and women who lose their jobs through no fault of their own,” Contreras added. “Businesses and property owners have flourished under this law in DC and in other cities because it allows them to compete on the quality of their services without hurting workers.” The bill comes up for a vote tomorrow at the Montgomery County Council. “Hundreds of concerned citizens have already sent Council members letters urging them to do the right thing,” says Contreras, urging supporters to do so as well. Click here to sign the online petition.