2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Lott
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI PROTECT WORKERS FROM UNION VIOLENCE.
WHEREAS, every American has the right to expect a workplace free of violence; and
WHEREAS, some labor unions have resorted to violence, bribery, and extortion in their workplace unionization campaigns; and
WHEREAS, this violence has not only confined itself to the workplace, but has spilled over into other areas of American civic life, including political campaigns; and
WHEREAS, the people have a constitutional right to expect their free speech exercises to be respected by their fellow citizens and protected by law; and
WHEREAS, Congress has in the past sought to restrict union violence via the Hobbs Act, which was thrown out by judicial activism:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That the Mississippi Legislature requests that the Congressmen and Senators from our state vote to reauthorize the Hobbs Act to restrict union violence.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copes of this resolution be furnished to Mississippi's Congressional Delegation and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.