Unions have fought for the freedoms of all workers. We fought for laws to ensure overtime and workplace safety. We fought for increases in the minimum wage. We fought for family medical leave so you can take care of your family when they are ill. And that’s exactly what corporations don’t want.

They don’t want unions fighting for workers’ freedoms. They want the unions out of the way. That’s why they’re promoting the Corporate Servitude Law (bill number.) This law would make it easier to get rid of your union. This law would take away your bargaining power.

In states where these corporate servitude laws have already passed workers earn $1,540 a year less; they’re less likely to have job-based health insurance, and have a 36 percent higher rate of workplace deaths. Is that really what we want for our state? Our legislators just got elected on the promise of creating jobs and improving our economy. How will taking away workers’ freedoms create jobs?

Without a union and a contract, employers will start cutting your wages. How long will it be before you lose vacation time, sick time and healthcare for your family? Other employers will quickly follow suit to remain competitive, eliminating your freedom to go somewhere else for work.

It’s time to stand up and tell the legislature/governor to protect workers’ freedoms. If we want to create jobs that pay a living wage and improve our economy we cannot bow down before corporations and we must not give in to their corporate servitude law.