INDIANA STATE AFL-CIO

NEWS: NEW ADS URGE HOOSIERS TO CONTACT LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE “RIGHT TO WORK FOR LESS”

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Jan. 2, 2012
Media Contact: Jeff Harris, Indiana State AFL-CIO, 317.632.9147

NEW ADS URGE HOOSIERS TO CONTACT LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE “RIGHT TO WORK FOR LESS”
Commercials begin airing Monday across Indiana
 

INDIANAPOLIS – Radio and television commercials will begin airing across the state today encouraging Hoosiers to contact their state legislators to urge them to oppose the “Right to Work for Less” law being proposed in the Indiana General Assembly.

A series of 30-second television and 60-second radio spots will run in areas where recent polling conducted by the Indiana State AFL-CIO and its partners has shown constituents oppose the measure.

“If passed, this will have a wide ranging and overwhelmingly negative impact on workers’ wages, safety conditions and rights and that’s why it is critical that all Hoosiers reach out to their legislators to tell them to vote ‘no’ on the “right to work for less” bill,” said Indiana State AFL-CIO President Nancy Guyott.

“Hoosiers want the General Assembly to focus on fixing the economy and creating good paying jobs rather than these tired old partisan attacks on collective bargaining rights and we hope these commercials serve as a reminder of that.”

Titled “Wrong Priorities,” the ads were paid for by a coalition of Indiana State AFL-CIO affiliates and non-affiliated unions. The scripts for both the television and radio commercials are below and can be viewed at www.standupforhoosiers.com.

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.in.aflcio.org or call 1-800-433-8423.
 

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