June 27, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was awarded the 2007 “Guardian of Worker Freedom” award by the Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF) for his strong support of employee freedom and worker’s rights. The free-market, worker rights organization presents the award to members of the U.S. Senate who vote in favor of worker’s rights, and free and open labor markets on a majority of the national policy issues tracked by AWF.
“I am proud to be counted among the strongest supporters of worker’s rights and free and open labor markets,” Senator Inhofe said. “Our nation’s workers are the backbone of this economy, and deserve strong support from the halls of Congress.”
126 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 30 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 and an ever-expanding regulatory regime, these Senators deserve to be honored for siding with the rank-and-file American worker,” said AWF Executive Director Brian M. Johnson.
“Sen. Inhofe clearly knows the difference between being pro-worker freedom or a union-puppet,” continued Johnson. “When it comes to keeping American workers and our economy competitive, Sen. Inhofe is a tremendous advocate for a twenty-first century workforce.”
For more information, please visit www.workerfreedom.org