Coloradans Do ‘Harlem Shake’ in Support of Jobs Bill

Reposted from AFL-CIO NOW

Working people in Colorado have the shakes—actually, the Harlem Shake. The Colorado AFL-CIO created a “Harlem Shake” video in support of House Bill 1292, the “Keep Jobs in Colorado Act,” which is being heard Monday in the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. The bill is sponsored by Democrats Pete Lee (Colorado Springs) and Dan Pabon (Denver).

“The ‘Keep Jobs in Colorado Act’ creates opportunities for working families across the state,” said Mike Cerbo, executive director of the Colorado AFL-CIO. “Encouraging state bid preferences, limiting outsourcing and simplifying the 80 percent hiring rule enforcement will only serve to strengthen our state economy and keep jobs growing.”

The song “Harlem Shake,” by Baauer, is a popular online meme and is the subject of numerous videos.