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AAFA applauds House vote to protect US jobs

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Dec '11
Mr Kevin M Burke President and CEO, AAFA
American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke welcomed yesterday's 235-188 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to approve the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094), legislation that would guarantee a 35 day period of time before a union election can be held in the workplace. The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

“The decision to unionize in the workplace should be made on sound reasoning. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act passed by the House yesterday will provide workers ample time to make an informed decision and a fair election process for employers. This is win-win legislation.

“I applaud the House for acting on this important legislation. I urge the Senate to quickly pass this legislation that eliminates a barrier to job creation.”

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market. AAFA's mission is to promote and enhance its members' competitiveness, productivity and profitability in the global market by minimizing regulatory, commercial, political, and trade restraints.

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


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