Sample Letter 1

State legislators are currently debating the corporate servitude law (Bill Number). This bill is designed to take away the workers’ freedom to negotiate wages and working conditions by destroying unions. Once their union contract is eliminated corporations no longer have to negotiate with workers. The wages, benefits and workplace protections previously guaranteed by a contract will be ignored by corporations.

For those who say, “So, what? I’m not in a union.” they will see what little benefits they had completely eliminated. When corporations pay workers less and eliminate benefits it means more profits for them. And once one company starts cutting, they all will start cutting.

If you think this can’t happen here, take a look at states where these corporate servitude laws have already passed. The average worker in states with corporate servitude laws make $1,540 a year less; are less likely to have job-based health insurance, and have a 36 percent higher rate of workplace deaths.

Corporations are spending millions of dollars lobbying our state legislature to get laws that will take away our freedom and make them more profits. It’s time to tell legislators to stand up to corporations and vote no on (bill number.)

Sample Letter 2

Governor _________ has proposed a corporate servitude law (Bill Number) that would eliminate workers’ freedom to earn decent wages and benefits in our state. Every year, corporations are spending millions lobbying our legislators in an effort to boost their profits. This bill is the latest attempt to boost profits at the expense of workers.

Workers and their unions have fought for overtime and workplace safety laws. This bill would eliminate the power of those unions and open the door to taking away overtime and workplace safety standards. “But those are laws. They can’t change the law?” Legislators change laws every year. And if they eliminate overtime what will you do? Take another job? Where? Once one corporation doesn’t have to pay overtime, none of them will. How long before you lose vacation, sick time and healthcare for you and your family?

If you think this can’t happen here, take a look at states where these corporate servitude laws have already passed. The average worker in states with corporate servitude laws make $1,540 a year less; are less likely to have job-based health insurance, and have a 36 percent higher rate of workplace deaths.

It’s time to tell Governor _______ to stand up to corporations and vote no on (bill number.)

Sample Letter 3

How would you like to work someplace where you earn $1,540 a year less; earn no job-based health insurance, and have a 36 percent higher chance of dying on the job? If the corporate servitude law (Bill Number) passes that’s what you can expect at work.

Other states that have that already passed these corporate servitude laws see lower wages, no benefits and more risk at work. Why would our legislators want to do that to workers? The answer is simple. By eliminating unions corporations no longer have to negotiate with workers. More profits for corporations means more campaign contributions for the legislators who helped them take away workers’ freedoms.

Overtime and workplace safety laws would be in danger. Who will be there to fight for them once unions are gone? And once they start cutting wages how long will it be before you lose vacation, sick time and healthcare for you and your family? Every company would quickly follow suit, eliminating your freedom to go somewhere else for work.

It’s time to tell our legislators to protect the freedom of workers, stand up to corporations and vote no on (bill number.)