INDIANA STATE AFL-CIO

PRESIDENT VOORHIES: END THE LEGISLATIVE ATTACKS ON ALL HOOSIERS

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 30, 2015
Media Contact: Jeff Harris, Indiana State AFL-CIO, 317-632-9147


PRESIDENT VOORHIES: END THE LEGISLATIVE ATTACKS ON ALL HOOSIERS

INDIANAPOLIS – Today Indiana State AFL-CIO President Brett Voorhies issued the following statement urging the Indiana General Assembly repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and reset their legislative priorities:

“As Hoosiers continue to struggle to make ends meet, sadly Governor Pence and the Republican leaders of the Indiana General Assembly have worked to make things worse. Instead of focusing on improving the lives of all our citizens, they’ve spent their time attacking public education, blocking attempts to raise Indiana’s minimum wage and ramming through a law (House Bill 1019) designed to lower the wages of thousands of Indiana construction workers and undermine Indiana businesses.

And, now they stubbornly stand by a law that condones discrimination against our own citizens.

Throughout its long history organized labor has always fought for education, fair wages, safe work places and equality. That is why, on behalf of the 300,000 working Hoosiers and the more than 800 local unions affiliated with the Indiana AFL-CIO, we call on the Indiana General Assembly to repeal the discriminatory RFRA or pass the “Fairness for All Hoosiers Act” immediately.

Union members believe a person should be judged on the job they do and not on anything else – and we hope that in November of 2016 all Hoosiers will hold Governor Pence and these legislators to that same standard.”

The Indiana State AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) is a federation of 800 local unions across the state belonging to 50 International Unions. In total, the Indiana State AFL-CIO represents more than 300,000 working Hoosiers.

For more information on please visit www.inaflcio.org or call 317-632-9147.
 

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