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Flashback Friday 2007: Congresswoman Biggert Voted Against Workers' Rights & A Strong Middle Class

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Location: Naperville, IL

While Bill Foster is standing with Illinois workers today in solidarity with their fight for fair wages and benefits, it should come as no surprise that when given the opportunity, Congresswoman Biggert voted to undermine the rights of workers to collectively bargain for fair pay and standards.

Flashback 2007: Congresswoman Biggert refused to stand up for the middle class by voting against H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act. This legislation would have made it easier for workers to form a union by protecting binding arbitration and allowing workers to decide the method of voting in their own union election.

"Washington needs to stand up for the middle class, but instead we've seen the worst kind of politics as usual where Congresswoman Biggert protects tax breaks for special interests, but won't fight for basic fairness for regular families and workers," said Bill Foster. "Our middle class needs a voice Washington they can count on, and I will put the rights of workers first and stand up to change the entrenched culture in Washington that favors multinational corporations that ship jobs overseas and Wall Street special interests.

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