From Alternet (actual Bill text at site), it turns out that House Republicans have a plan to prevent fighting for labor rights – hunger!: Maybe they’ve got firehoses too! And attack dogs, that would be good. Or maybe they could just shoot them – that’s an old favorite way to disrupt strikes!
Much of the bill is based upon verifying that those who receive food stamps benefits are meeting the federal requirements for doing so. However, one section buried deep within the bill adds a startling new requirement. The bill, if passed, would actually cut off all food stamp benefits to any family where one adult member is engaging in a strike against an employer….
The bill also includes a provision that would exempt households from losing eligibility, “if the household was eligible immediately prior to such strike, however, such family unit shall not receive an increased allotment as the result of a decrease in the income of the striking member or members of the household.”
Well, isn’t that a charming way to prevent protest, eh? Please call your congressperson, and draw their attention to this bullshit in no uncertain terms, ASAP, folks. Publicize this everywhere – this can’t pass unnoticed! Hat tip to Emma who spotted it, btw!!!