Well, the Wyeco story rolls on and there is some positive movement afoot.
According to the Lansing State Journal on 2/7/05, a Michigan State Senator by the name of Virg Bernero has taken up the cause of the four fired smokers. He intends to introduce a bill in the Michigan state legislature to make it illegal to fire an employee for engaging in legal leisure activities such as smoking or drinking.
It is sad that it had to come to this...more legislation. But huzzah for Sen. Virg Bernero for standing up for the rights of constituents when they are threatened.
Readers of this blog, let's help out. Let's write Sen. Bernero and voice our support of his advocacy of the "Weyco Four."
Here is his contact information:
Democrat of District 23
Office Phone: (517) 373-1734
Office Location: 415 Farnum Building
E-mail Address: SenVBernero@senate.michigan.gov
Senator Virg Bernero
Post Office Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Stand up, light up and show your support!
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