On Wednesday, South Central Federation of Labor President Jim Cavanaugh moderated a discussion among Madison area small business owners and managers. The panel came to together to voice their support for the Employee Free Choice Act.
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Dardanelles Restaurant hosted the event. In the attached video, Owner Barbara Wright explains the potential economic benefits for her industry and the larger economy if the Employee Free Choice Act becomes law.
Operating Manager Chris Vinson says having a union has helped his print shop stay in business for over fifty years. In his video, Vinson describes how having a union has enhanced labor/management relationships at Wells Printing.
“Because my workers are part of a union, I am able to fund their pensions at a level which will provide a high standard of living in retirement,” says Larry Statz, Owner of Statz Painting and Decorating. Statz also stated that the training provided through the union helps him maintain a competitive advantage.