Organized labor says workers should not be forced to hear lectures about how bad unions are or how good God is. bob priddy reports on a proposed law for the 2006 Legislature. The AFL-CIO and some Democrat lawmakers are pushing the Worker Freedom Act, which says workers cannot be penalized if they refuse to go to a company-mandated meeting at which politics and religion are the topics. religious and political organizations would be exempt. A labor spokesman says some workers are being fired because they refuse to go to those mandatory meetings. House Democrat Leader Jeff Harris says it an issue of basic rights. Harris and labor leaders have refused to offer any concrete examples of such things and could not even give ballpark numbers for workers who’ve been fired because they refused to attend or stay at a meeting where their boss espoused his religious beliefs or told them to take an anti-union position.
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