October 28, 2009
The Major League Baseball Players Association, AFL-CIO, is marking the beginning of the World Series with print ads in support of the Employee Free Choice Act. The ads will run in today’s edition of Capitol Hill newspapers Roll Call, The Hill, and Politico.
Click here to see the full color ad, the text of which reads:
“A level playing field is as important in the workplace as it is in baseball. That’s why the players pictured above are among the many big-league players who support the Employee Free Choice Act.
“Now more than ever, we need a strong union movement to protect our jobs, our pensions, and our future. The Employee Free Choice Act simply guarantees a level playing field for all workers. It makes sure everyone plays by the same rules. That’s as important in the workplace as it is in baseball. Pass the Employee Free Choice Act Now.”
Three of the players who signed the above statement – Jimmy Rollins, Mark Teixeira and Shane Victorino – will play in the World Series match up between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. The other players featured are Heath Bell, Dave Rush, LaTroy Hawkins, Torii Hunter, John Lannan, Andrew Miller, J.J. Putz, Justin Verlander, and Adam Wainwright.