INDIANA STATE AFL-CIO

NEWS RELEASE: AFL-CIO STATEMENT ON SUPER BOWL

NEWS RELEASE

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

INDIANA AFL-CIO PRESIDENT NANCY GUYOTT'S STATEMENT ON THE SUPER BOWL

INDIANAPOLIS – The following is a statement from Indiana State AFL-CIO President Nancy Guyott regarding rumored protests of Super Bowl XLVI by organized labor.

“Over the last several days we have been inundated with media inquiries regarding rumored actions at or surrounding the Indianapolis Super Bowl this weekend. For the record the Indiana State AFL-CIO does not plan nor condone any attempts to disrupt the Super Bowl. While we understand the anger and frustration of working Hoosiers’ over the disgraceful passage of the so-called, “right to work” bill the appropriate outlet will be at the ballot box, not the Super Bowl.

We remind everyone that the Super Bowl in Indianapolis is made possible because of the very working men and women our movement represents and that our state legislature has attacked. Working people built this city and the stadium. They staff the restaurants, clean the hotel rooms, build the stages, clear the streets, keep the power on and protect our citizens. Unlike Governor Daniels and the Republican leadership in the General Assembly, we aren’t interested in doing anything to impede those workers’ ability to put food on their family’s table.

We very much appreciate the support of the NFL Players Association in our fight in Indiana and we wish our fellow union brothers and all associated with the game a safe and successful Super Bowl.”

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 1-800-433-8423.

 

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