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Wilson Introduces Bill Protecting Employees

May 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 21, 2009

CONTACT: Ryan Murphy

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Wilson Introduces Bill Protecting Employees

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) issued the following statement today after reintroducing H.R. 2537, the Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2009. Due to a loophole in the Anti-Racketeering Act, violence and intimidation on behalf of labor unions has been deemed lawful if it is ruled that such coercion was to further a “legitimate” union objective.

“This loophole that opens the door for extortion and violence against American workers is unacceptable. It is absolutely contrary to the ideals of the American dream for individuals or businesses to be threatened or outright harmed by others who justify their actions by claiming a legitimate objective. There is no legitimacy to the use of coercive or violent actions that threaten the lives and livelihoods of American citizens.”

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