Tennessee Democratic Party
The Official Community for Tennessee's Democrats
PDA has 6 lives of legislative advocacies; Medicare for all, end wars/occupations, Israel/Palestine, Democracy Restoration Act, social and economic justice (jobs), and accountability.
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2012
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TN PDA Planning conference call tomorrow night @ 8PM. Everyone is welcome!
Call in number is 712-432-3066, Conference code 152835.
- Finances update and how we can raise money - Information we want to put together/share with new members on a member call - When we want to have the member calls (Maria and I have suggested one daytime and one evening call for the state) - Working with other groups like TN Citizen Action and MoveOn to get house parties going around Van Jones's Rebuilding the American Dream discussions - we don't have to stick to a script - Ideas from the group for events/activism
We need to pick an idea or ideas, write a message that puts us all on the same page, before we approach Community leaders...one other thing these leaders will not want to identify with a political party, we will find most will identify with Independens, as opposed to Republicans are Democrats, however most will be one or the other.
Everything That's Wrong With American Justice In Two Graphics
14. Tennessee’s HB 1498 / SB 1672: Blocking Construction Workers from the Bargaining Table
In addition to the nationwide landslide of bills attacking prevailing wage, Tennessee passed a law (HB 1498/SB 1672) that also undermines collective bargaining rights for construction workers. The so-called “Freedom in Contracting Act” prohibits state agencies and local government projects using state funds from including a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) requirement. PLAs and Labor Peace clauses are often used in government contracting to guarantee that labor disputes don’t cause construction delays, revenue disruptions, or other problems that are costly to taxpayers.
Idaho enacted a similar law early in the session (S 1006), which was promoted as a “Right-to-Work” bill and even included a redundant ban on prevailing wage — redundant because the state had already repealed its prevailing wage law in the 1980s. Building trades unions in the state are mounting a legal challenge to S 1006 and a companion bill (S 1007), alleging they violate the National Labor Relations Act and the Constitution.
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