Wednesday, March 21, 2012



Urgent: Congress is rushing to deregulate Wall Street—pushing a cynically named “JOBS Act.” This bill could pass as early as today.

Senate Democrats, including Jack Reed, Carl Levin and Mary Landrieu, have offered the "INVEST in America Act" to amend the "JOBS Act" and make it less harmful. We need to support these amendments while making it clear that working families oppose the so-called JOBS Act bill.

Please urge your senators to vote FOR the "INVEST in America Act" to make the JOBS Act less harmful to workers and consumers—and AGAINST the cynically named "JOBS Act" bill.
America needs jobs. Yet Congress has not yet passed basic legislation like a measure to reauthorize surface transportation programs, which would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. Instead, next week Congress once again will look to deregulate Wall Street.

Workers’ retirement savings will be at greater risk of fraud and speculation if securities market deregulation once again is railroaded through Congress. Our economy will be at risk from the folly of policymakers promoting financial bubbles and ignoring the needs of the real economy.

The AFL-CIO calls on Congress to set aside the politics of the 1%, the old game of special favors for Wall Street, and turn to the business of real job creation.

Urge your senators to vote FOR the "INVEST in America Act," which will amend the JOBS Act to make it less harmful to workers and consumers—and AGAINST the cynically named "JOBS Act" bill.

Thank you for all the work you do.

In Solidarity,
Richard L. Trumka
President, AFL-CIO

 Here's the link to take action:
http://act.aflcio.org/c/18/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=3975

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