The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Worker Rights Need Protection

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Dear Editor:

It’s time for America to look out for its working class instead of just the big corporate CEOs.  As corporations beg for public funding, workers’ wages have remained stagnant, resulting in workers relying on credit to make ends meet.
Working people need an improvement in wages in order to pay for quality education for their children, health care, retirement savings, and even the rising gas prices.
We as a united society need to step up and tell Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act now.  The Employee Free Choice Act is crucial for supporting workers’ rights and giving workers choice and power.
On campus, I passed the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) group tabling in support of Jobs with Justice.  I urge you to go to the Jobs with Justice website at and sign their petition to pass the Employee Free Choice Act.

Natalie Grossman is a sophomore.