Friday, April 24, 2009

Capitol rally to oppose Card Check

State Rep. Curt Schroder (R-Chester) and state Sen. Mike Folmer (R-48) will hold a rally Monday morning in Harrisburg to expose the "detrimental impact the proposed federal Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will have on employee rights and businesses."

The bill would take away a worker's right to a secret ballot when unionizing and subject employers to binding contract arbitration, according to Schroder.

The bill, also known as Card Check, is backed by Big Labor and Congressional Democrats. Business groups across the country have said the bill would cost tens of thousands of American jobs because companies forced to unionize will probably take their businesses oversees.

A special guest at the 10:15 a.m. rally at the Capitol Rotunda will be U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District.

Representatives from about 40 employers, organizations and Pennsylvania workers are expected to attend the rally.

Before the rally, Schroder and Folmer will participate in a statewide media conference call with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 9:30 a.m. in the Capitol Media Center.

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