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Congresswoman McCollum's Floor Statement on Union Busting in Wisconsin and Ohio

February 28, 2011
Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I stand today in solidarity with the working men and women of America.

There should be no doubt that there is a war going on right now against workers, unions, and middle class Americans who want more jobs.

In Wisconsin, Ohio, and here in Congress, workers rights are under attack by union busting politicians.

It is time for Americans to stand up and fight for the rights of workers to organize and negotiate for safe working conditions, living wages, and basic benefits. It is time to stand up and fight against the attacks launched by a union busting Republican governors and their corporate sponsors.

The citizens and legislators of Wisconsin and Ohio who are standing up to the union-busters have the respect and appreciation of millions of Americans. Thank you for fighting for dignity, respect, freedom, and the rights of American workers for today and tomorrow.

In Minnesota and across America there are freedom loving citizens who stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin and Ohio.