Category: Workers' Rights
Stop ‘Fast Track’ in Its Tracks
Trade deals that only consider corporate interests can hurt America’s working families. They make it easier for corporations to send American jobs overseas, devastating communities such as Detroit.
Wisconsin Workers to Turn Up the Volume
Thousands of Wisconsin workers will descend on the Capitol in Madison at noon Saturday for a rally that promises to be even larger and louder than the two that took place earlier this week. Come join!
Organizing the Unorganized is Top Priority
The decline in America of major industries, offshoring of jobs and “the rise of relentlessly anti-union companies” all hurt the labor movement, but workers still demand a voice on the job through a union, and it is the job of labor to help them gain it.
Thousands Rally Against Walker’s Next Attack
MADISON, Wisconsin – More than 5,000 people turned out to the Capitol building here to tell their elected representatives they’ve had enough of union bashing by the state’s political leaders.
Cab Drivers Decry Rideshare Abuses
Frustrated by the city’s failure to properly address serious issues surrounding the so-called “rideshare” industry, more than 300 members of Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 braved sub-zero wind chills to protest outside City Hall.
Guess Who’s Turning 40 – Our Weingarten Rights
Did you know that the boss cannot question you without your union representative present? It’s your right as a union member! That's thanks to a case from forty years ago called National Labor Relations Board vs. J. Weingarten.
Rally in New Mexico Targets Education, Anti-Union Bills
Hundreds of community activists including educators, parents and union members marched on the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe for the "Voices United For Our Students" day of activities.
Kentucky Says ‘No Thanks’ to Attack on Middle Class
With working families packing the state Capitol and cheering legislators for standing up to the corporate-backed drive to undermine unions, supporters of the deceptively named right-to-work bill could not muster the votes to pass the legislation.
Chicago Cab Drivers Promote Safety Amid Rising Violence
Following the second tragic murder of a Chicago cab driver in a month, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 hosted an informational safety training for area cab drivers to help them avoid attacks.
UW Employees, Students Rally for Adequate Staffing
Upset with inadequate staffing levels and unsatisfactory maintenance conditions at the University of Washington, dozens of students and AFSCME members rallied to call attention to the problem.
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