Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tennessee Rallies to Fight Union Busting Efforts Aimed at State's Teachers

Folks are gathering today at the State Capitol in Nashville to express opposition to the union busting efforts of Tennessee Republican lawmakers:

Senate Republican leaders are pushing a bill that would do away with a 1978 state law that requires school boards to engage in collective bargaining negotiations in districts where a majority of educators have organized.

Representatives of Citizen Action, Tennessee AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union, Professional Firefighters, Fraternal Order of Police, United Campus Workers and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers are expected to speak.

And there will be a rally, in d0wntown Nashville on March 5th, in suport of teachers and against the union busting efforts of Tennessee lawmakers:

The Tennessee Education Association is urging all teachers to take part in the march to Legislative Plaza on Saturday, March 5 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. They're meeting at the Bicentennial Mall in Downtown Nashville, and asking everyone to wear red. . The Tennessee Tea Party is planning a counter protest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 5.

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