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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