Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SB 227 has been resurrected as HB 361! We need you to contact GA State Senate Members

The Georgia anti-working family legislators are at it again. After SB227 (the bill that would put Labor Commissioner Mark Butler's denial of unemployment benefits into law) failed to pass a Senate Committee, legislators are still trying to pass this bill by attaching it to HB361.

HB361 would now legalize Mark Butler's unlawful denial of unemployment benefits to GA school workers and undermine workers' ability to sustain union representation in their workplace, an all out assault on the rights of Georgia workers.

Please Take Action to Stop HB 361:

1)
Click Here to take action online and send a message to the GA Senate opposing HB 361.

2) Call your GA State Senator and Lt. Gov Casey Cagle the President of the Senate and tell them to oppose this bill.


Lt. Gov Casey Cagle: Your Georgia State Senator:
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 404-656-5030
Fax: 404-656-6739
Click here to look up your senator &
Find contact info for all GA State Senators at:
www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/SenateMembersList.aspx

Sample Call Script:

Hello my name is _____________,
I am calling because I am opposed to HB 361, a bill that would eliminate unemployment benefits for over 60,000 school workers in GA. This bill is not fair because these workers are laid off multiples times a year during school breaks and most have no income during these periods. They do not have the same job security and benefits as public educational workers. HB 361 is bad for GA school workers and bad for GA's students.