Democrat Backed Labor Legislation Criticized by Former Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern in New Ad

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TV Ad Premiering During Presidential Debate Features McGovern Decrying Employee Free Choice Act; Part of Continuing $30 Million Campaign

Democrats are re-paying their union funders with legislation that hijacks workplace democracy which will no doubt result in restrictive work rules, inefficiencies, and job loss as the unions have proven capable of doing time and again..

The Employee Freedom Action Committee (EFAC) continued its $30 million dollar campaign with a new television advertisement premiering during tonight’s Presidential Debate coverage. EFAC is spending $2 million airing the ad which, in addition to running during tonight’s debate, will run heavily in seven states that EFAC has been targeting since May. The campaign has criticized Senators and candidates who support the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

The ad features former Democratic Presidential nominee George McGovern condemning those in his own party who have supported EFCA. In the 60 second ad, Sen. McGovern speaks directly to camera and highlights what’s wrong with the legislation.

The transcript of the ad is as follows:

I’m concerned about a bill in Congress that would effectively eliminate an employee’s right to a private vote when deciding whether to join a union.
It’s hard to believe that any politician would agree to a law denying millions of employees the right to a private vote.
I have always been a champion of labor unions. But I fear that today’s union leaders are turning their backs on democratic workplace elections.
I’ve listened to all their arguments and reviewed the facts on both sides.
Quite simply, this proposed law cannot be justified.
Working families deserve a voice and a private vote.
I’m Senator George McGovern and I approve this message because democracy is something that should never be sacrificed.
Voice Over: For more information on keeping democracy alive, go to employeefreedom.org.

“This legislation is an attempt by unions to get a bailout from their friends in Congress. George McGovern rightly criticizes the politicians who are selling out and backing this indefensible legislation,” said J. Justin Wilson, Managing Director for the Employee Freedom Action Committee. “Democrats are re-paying their union funders with legislation that hijacks workplace democracy which will no doubt result in restrictive work rules, inefficiencies, and job loss as the unions have proven capable of doing time and again..”

"EFCA is the elephant in the room during tonight’s debate and we are hopeful that Senator McGovern’s comments will spur discussion on this important issue,” he concluded.

View the Ad at http://www.employeefreedom.org.

The Employee Freedom Action Committee (EFAC) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization fighting for fair elections in the workplace. For more information or to schedule an interview contact Tim Miller at 202-420-7864

For More Information Contact:
Tim Miller 202.420.7864 or
202.262.7110

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