Last year, you helped us defeat, SB 469, a major legislative assault on Georgia working families that would have criminalized free speech, eroded workers’ rights, placed undue burden on small businesses and strained already stretched public safety forces.
Well, many of the extreme legislators that supported that bill are at it
again. They’re trying to ram through, HB 361 & 362, bills that are
almost identical to the legislative attacks from last year and another
measure that would further hurt working families and local
The Georgia House of Representatives could pass these bills this
week. We need to put pressure on our lawmakers to stop these dangerous
Click here now to tell your legislators to oppose these anti-worker, anti-community bills.
Just like last year, right-wing legislators are pushing these new bills to appease their corporate donors.
HB 361 is eerily similar to last year's bill. At its heart is an attempt
to intimidate workers. But it goes far beyond that. It increases
penalties for free speech activities, like picketing, puts new,
burdensome requirements on small businesses and workers, and ties the
hands of local governments from deciding what works best for them when
dealing with their workforce.
HB 362 is no better. It would restrict the ability of local communities
to hire skilled, local workers for construction projects and open the
door to contractors from out of state—many of whom would give big money
to state politicians in return—to come into Georgia and make a quick
buck using a less-skilled workforce.
Instead of attacking working families, our legislators need to be
focused on creating good jobs and strengthening our economy. Stand up
for working families in Georgia and send a message to your
representative and senator now at: go.aflcio.org/we-are-GA