Next to Health Care Reform, there’s no legislation that corporate America fears more than the Employee Free Choice Act. It’s not hard to understand why: the EFCA is a critical Congressional bill that would enable working people to bargain for better benefits, wages and working conditions by restoring workers’ freedom to choose for themselves whether to join a union.
So how great to read about Rabbis for Workers’ Choice – a group of 30 Pennsylvania rabbis who recently published a public letter to Senator Arlen Specter, urging him to to support the EFCA. (And how especially great to see that the list of 30 is almost entirely made up of Reconstructionist rabbis. Yet one more reason why I feel uniquely blessed to be part of this amazing rabbinical community.)
Now get ready to click. Click the clip above to watch my friend and colleague Rabbi David Teutsch offer “the religious imperative” for supporting the EFCA. Click here to learn more about the bill. Click here to sign a petition urging Congress and the President to pass the EFCA. Finally, click here to see whether your senator or congressperson is a co-sponsor.
(Major kudos to my pal, Ross Hyman of the AFL-CIO, for his instrumental role in organizing Rabbis for Workers’ Choice!)