Immediately upon the emergence of labor-busting efforts in Wisconsin, Eddie stepped up to defend government workers. He has joined with prominent union leaders and labor supporters in Texas at a number of events to advocate for state and federal employees under attack, and he has rallied Chapter members, who—carrying their NTEU signs high—have increased visibility for NTEU in Texas.
A rally in support of Wisconsin public employees drew thousands of participants at the Texas Capitol on Saturday, Feb. 26. The event was one of 66 held across the nation on that day. Speakers included Texas firebrand Jim Hightower and U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett. Eddie was among the invited speakers, telling the audience that, “The American Labor Movement is too big to fail.” Click on this link to see Eddie’s speech on YouTube.