Jul 10, 2009

Franken Co-Sponsors Employee Free Choice Act

After a long, hard fight, Al Franken has finally been sworn in as Senator of Minnesota, and his first act shows his support for working people.

Franken has always been a strong supporter of workers’ freedom to form unions—after all, he has membership in 5 of them--and has signed on to co-sponsor the Employee Free Choice Act. His vote should help to boost Democratic efforts on health care and judicial nominations as well--but his voice is strongest when it comes to labor.

Congratulations to Sen. Franken in his new role on Capitol Hill, as the second senator from Minnesota. It’s a role that’s been waiting for him a very long time.

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