King Named "Guardian of Worker Freedom"
Tuesday, December 16, 2008Congressman Steve King has been named a “Guardian of Worker Freedom” by the Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF). This year marks the fifth year AWF is presenting the award to members of Congress who vote in favor of worker’s rights and free and open labor markets on over 80% of the national policy issues tracked by AWF.
“I am grateful to receive this award from the Alliance for Worker Freedom,” said Rep. King. “As a member of Congress, I will do all I can to protect the rights of the workers in my district. In the coming Congress, there will be attempts by labor union bosses and other special interest groups to take away worker freedoms, and my constituents can count on my continued support of worker freedom.”
“Rep. King clearly knows the difference between being pro-worker freedom or a union-puppet,” said AWF Executive Director Brian M. Johnson. “When it comes to keeping American workers and our economy competitive, Rep. King is a tremendous advocate for a twenty-first century workforce.”
56 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 12 U.S. Senators were presented with the “Guardian of Worker Freedom” award for their courageous votes on behalf of American workers.
“By voting in favor of workers rights and freedoms, and against the corrupt agenda of Big Labor union bosses and an ever-expanding regulatory regime, these Congressmen deserve to be honored for siding with the rank-and-file American worker,” continued Johnson. “Rep. King is without a doubt a true guardian of worker freedom.”
AWF is a non-partisan organization founded in 2003 to combat anti-worker legislation and promote free and open labor markets.